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Newly Released Video Of Thanksgiving Day Tesla Full Self-Driving Crash Demonstrates The Fundamental Problem Of Semi-Automated Driving Systems - The Autopian​

  • He was driving V-1 on I-80 eastbound in Full Self Driving Mode Beta Version traveling at approximately 55 miles per hour…When V-1 was in the tunnel, V-1 moved from the #2 lane into the #1 lane and started slowing down unaccountably
  • So, the driver’s testimony was that the car was in Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode, and it would be easy to simply blame all of this on the demonstrated technological deficiencies of FSD Beta. This could be an example of "phantom braking," where the system becomes confused and attempts to stop the car even when there are no obstacles in its path
  • We all know this basic fact about L2 systems, that they must be watched nonstop, but what we keep seeing is that people are just not good at doing this
  • We need to stop pretending this is a good approach, and start being realistic about the problems it introduces

Mercedes Is The First Automaker To Offer Level 3 Self-Driving In The US​

  • Mercedes’ Level 3 conditionally automated driving assistant can, on suitable highway sections and where traffic density is high, offer to take over the driving, leaving the driver free to do something else, like watch a movie or participate in a meeting
  • Another feature coming to North America is Automatic Lane Change (ALC), which enables the car to automatically initiate a lane change and overtake slower vehicles with the cruise control system. It can also make automatic lane changes to help follow route guidance when approaching exit ramps or freeway junctions.
  • ALC will be part of Mercedes’ current Level 2 partially automated driving suite that’s available in the United States
  • According to the SAE levels of driving automation, a Level 3-capable vehicle can take over specific driving tasks. However, a driver must still be present and ready to take control of the car when prompted to intervene. Currently, Drive Pilot is available in Europe on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and EQS sedans