Wed
Jan 24 2018
08:38 am

A Tesla reportedly being driven in semi-autonomous mode slammed into a parked fire truck yesterday. Emergency officials were handling an accident with emergency lights flashing.

The Culver City, California fire department said in a Twitter post that on Monday an engine was struck by a Tesla “traveling at 65 mph. The driver reports the vehicle was on Autopilot. Amazingly there were no injuries.”

The company [Tesla] has emphasized that “Autopilot is not a fully self-driving technology and drivers need to remain attentive at all times.”

Programming is hard work and it is virtually impossible to program humans. I would think that it would be possible to detect a large object ahead. However, if you're driving too fast, is the object detected too late? What about the traffic/wreck warnings available on the Internets? Can they not be detected?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, there are a lot more accidents caused by person-driven autos. Does that mean it is okay? What are we adding to the mix? We will be able to use our cellphones more. Heh.

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