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News Tesla releases 35k Car Tonight

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by bigbearballs, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Mr Pink

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    Where in the hell did you hear that?? They are liquid cooled
     
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    Hey wait, my portable generator has that output. I guess I could charge it from it...or even tow it. :facepalm:
     
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    https://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/tesla-autopilot-sleeping-driver-video-illegal-13670993.php


    Blake added that the man did appear to wake up once, look around and then go back to sleep.

    But it wouldn't be the first time a driver has abused the smart car's automated abilities.

    In April of last year, a British Tesla driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after another driver recorded him asleep in the car's passenger seat while it was in motion. In January 2018, a driver allegedly passed out drunk on the Bay Bridge while the car was on Autopilot.

    Then, last December, a sleeping Tesla driver in the South Bay was caught by CHP officers. After they were able to pull over the vehicle using some careful maneuvering, the driver failed a field sobriety test and was later arrested.
     
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    That's some fucking scary shit.

    IMO Tesla should turn that full autopilot shit off / no matter how many warnings they give they're going to end up being liable for some crazy accidents - especially once they start selling at scale with the 3. We are probably decades away from real autopiloted cars.
     
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    too many assholes with way too much money to care because they are stupid assholes.:ballhit:
     
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    I see. That's the awesome thing about Tesla cars -- they can fix/improve/add/modify a ton of stuff just by pushing an update over the air to the car. Amazing.
    Decades? No way. Maybe a few years - thanks to Elon (he says end of this year...but he often overestimates on his timelines...however he always delivers, even if late). Without him, the auto industry would still be pure gas and zero autodrive. A true game changer
     
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    Tesla is going to get sued for using the words "Auto pilot" when someone kills another person.

    Now they have feature that will bring your car to you in a parking lot. When it kills a kid in a stroller that's on Elon.
     
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    A couple of years ago there were stories about people trying to lap Teslas at the Nurburgring, reports were the car going into a lower power mode because of the batteries overheating, and the brakes getting trashed because a 4000lb car on a track with 160 turns is rough.
     
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    yup.
    teslas are built to go from A to B and real fast if needed. No umph-degree bank'd turns or power braking at high speeds...nope.

    But there are a few supercars that do perform and outperform regular gas'd cars.
    My fave being this one, AND ITS A HYBRID
     
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    Full Level 5 driverless cars are decades away. What you'll be getting until then is Level 1 - 3 'driver needs to be aware' modes.
     
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    Yeah right. Adults will always be “aware” when using these modes
     
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    1. BMW did a tamer version of this with their i8 which has been out for a few years.
    2. All McLaren owners say a prayer before turning the car on hoping the check engine light isn't on.
    3. Putting a McLaren on a track voids its warranty unless its McLaren track event.
     
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    the only "Bronco" in that picture is the suspension. The rest is a cobbled together Ranger to fit on the short wheelbase of a Bronco.
     
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    So, did anyone buy one? Model y coming out Thursday.
     
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