View Full Version : 1st fatal self driving car crash :(

Daniel Noyes
07-01-2016, 08:14 PM
Apparently a Tesla in "Self Driving Mode" hit a tractor trailer... :(

... accident occurred in May in Florida.

07-02-2016, 10:38 AM
I saw this. I was told it was not possible for the driver to override the software. Given the nature of the problem, I have to wonder if it will set back the self-driving technology for some significant time. I expect an aggressive review of the technology before it continues.

Old Dryfoot
07-02-2016, 10:41 AM
Akin to the loss of a test pilot in my view. Sad, but a very real possibility when developing technology such as this.

Hugh Conway
07-02-2016, 02:19 PM
Tesla's "AutoPilot" is a half-assed solution that clearly wasn't really ready for prime time. Shouldn't set back efforts from serious company's not run by a flim-flam man.

some jerk watching a Harry Potter DVD and decapitating himself isn't in the ball park as the skill, brains, and guts it took to be test pilots.