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  1. Stew Nod

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    Driver killed in self-driving car accident for first time


    BY JOAN LOWY, ASSOCIATED PRESS AND TOM KRISHNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS June 30, 2016 at 5:24 PM EDT
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    A Tesla Model S electric vehicle is shown in San Francisco, California, U.S., April 7, 2016. Alexandria Sage/REUTERS

    The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in Florida, federal officials said Thursday.

    The government is investigating the design and performance of Tesla’s system.

    Preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer rig made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection of a divided highway where there was no traffic light, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Tesla driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash, which took place May 7 in Williston, Florida, the agency said. The city is southwest of Gainesville.

    Tesla said on its website neither the driver nor the autopilot sensors noticed the white side of the trailer, which was perpendicular to the Model S, against the brightly lit sky, and neither applied the brakes.

    “The high ride height of the trailer combined with its positioning across the road and the extremely rare circumstances of the impact caused the Model S to pass under the trailer,” the company said. The windshield of the Model S collided with the bottom of the trailer.

    The company said the accident led to the first known death in over 130 million miles of autopilot operation. It said the NHTSA investigation is a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the system worked as expected.
     
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    the man died a hero!

    and we don't even know his name.
     
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    Cant win them all
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    In other news, trucks are high.
     
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    About time something knocked Elon Musks' dick in the dirt.
     
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    I think self-driving cars is a stupid idea. I ain't trusting that shit!
     
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    In other Tesla news, their debut album turns 30 this year

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    God doman I'm getting old...remember hearing them on SOU :(
     
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    Florida again.
    :facepalm:
     
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    Ha!
     
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    OMG :backlol:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dvd-p...0NG9yBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--


    DVD player found in Tesla car in May crash - Florida officials
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    July 1 (Reuters) - A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a collision with a truck in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.

    "There was a portable DVD player in the vehicle," said Sergeant Kim Montes of the FHP in a telephone interview. She said there was no camera found, mounted on the dash or of any kind, in the wreckage.

    A lawyer for a truck driver involved in the accident with the Tesla told Reuters his investigators had spoken to a witness who said the DVD player was playing a "Harry Potter" video after the accident, but the lawyer was unable to verify that beyond the witness account.

    "As to the video, there was a witness who came to the scene immediately after the accident occurred, and we can't verify it at this point," said Paul Weekley of Tampa, the lawyer for the truck driver. "But what we have been told is that he saw a Harry Potter video still playing when he got to the scene."

    Lawyers for the family of the victim, 40-year-old Joshua Brown, released a statement Friday saying the family is cooperating with the investigations "and hopes that information learned from this tragedy will trigger further innovation which enhances the safety of everyone on the roadways."

    The statement describes the accident as having been "caused by a semi tractor-trailer which crossed a divided highway and caused the fatal collision with Josh's Tesla."

    The questions surrounding why the 2015 Model S Brown was driving did not stop for the truck, and whether Brown was watching the road at the time are critical for Tesla Motors Inc . The electric car maker is facing a preliminary inquiry by federal regulators over the safety of the Model S Autopilot system that was engaged at the time of the crash.

    Tesla shares fell in after hours trading Thursday after the fatality was disclosed, but rebounded to close up nearly 2 per cent in trading Friday.

    The Autopilot system allows the car to keep itself in a lane, maintain speed and operate for a limited time without a driver doing the steering.


    Tesla said in a statement Friday, "Autopilot is by far the most advanced driver assistance system on the road, but it does not turn a Tesla into an autonomous vehicle and does not allow the driver to abdicate responsibility."

    It could be weeks before officials make a final determination of the cause of the crash, the first known fatality of a Model S driver while using Autopilot.



    INFORMATION FROM 'BLACK BOX'

    The FHP's Sergeant Montes said a Tesla engineer downloaded the information from the "black box" and shared it with FHP investigators.

    The FHP has the ability to download information from newer vehicles about how the vehicle was being driven before a crash. But it does not have the ability to download information from Tesla's data system, Montes said.

    Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were alerted by Tesla about the crash, and NHTSA officials first contacted the FHP last week, Montes said.

    Weekley, the lawyer for the truck driver, Frank Baressi, 62, of Palm Harbor near St. Petersburg, said the Model S's data recorder had been removed before his investigators were able to see it, he said.

    Brown was a Tesla enthusiast and a former Navy SEAL who ran a technology company in Ohio, according to social media accounts and his company's website.

    A YouTube video account belonging to a Joshua Brown had a recently posted video showing a Tesla Model S automatically able to avoid a truck that veered into its lane.

    No citations have been issued, but the initial accident report from the FHP indicates that Baressi "failed to yield right-of-way."

    Baressi said the impact of the Model S "lifted the trailer up and jolted the heck out of it when he went under it. It sheared the top of the car right off."

    Weekley said that the top third of the Model S was sheared off the sedan while the rest of it went under the trailer and traveled another 700 feet on the road and 200 more feet off the paved surface before coming to rest.



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    A lawyer for a truck driver involved in the accident with the Tesla told Reuters his investigators had spoken to a witness who said the DVD player was playing a "Harry Potter" video after the accident, but the lawyer was unable to verify that beyond the witness account.

    "As to the video, there was a witness who came to the scene immediately after the accident occurred, and we can't verify it at this point," said Paul Weekley of Tampa, the lawyer for the truck driver. "But what we have been told is that he saw a Harry Potter video still playing when he got to the scene."
     
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    These features are just meant to help supplement the driver... you can't just start watching movies and let the car do everything. Jesus Christ - what the fuck is the matter with people?

    Also, I'm surprised this feature even made it through regulations.

    Fully autonomous cars are the only answer - not these half-ass work on some roads, not on other roads shit.
     
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    LOPz, insanity
     
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    My old boyfriend was a DJ on SOU.
     
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    Not a bad way to go. Forever remembered as the first dude that died as the result of a self-driving car. Actually - Joey Crash was the first guy killed by an automobile back in 1885. And look at how famous his name became. Lot's of people named Joe now. :)
     
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