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Accident Avoidance Technology on the drawing board?

edited May 2013 in General



Accident Avoidance Technology on the drawing board?





I see there's a Model S with rudimentary Accident
Avoidance Warning System:





http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KsindTr-MKs





Accident Avoidance Technology such as:
Autonomous braking systems to prevent an accident from
front/back/turns..., lane departure avoidance, sleepy driver warning...is
available in one form or another by Acura, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Lexus, BMW...



GM now also offers "virtual bumper" for 2013 Cadillac






http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2012/Sep/0918_virtualbumper.html


I would love to buy this technology.

What's your estimation that Tesla would be interested in
planning for it?

 

 




Comments

  • edited November -1
    Collision avoidance technology is already available: it's called a good driver.
  • edited November -1
    Vawlkus,

    Okay, that covers 1% of vehicles, what about the other 99%.
  • edited November -1
    Check out the system in "The Marching Morons", by Kornbluth. :D
  • edited November -1
    According to drivers themselves about 75% of them are above average.

    ...maybe that can be "true" as perception (you don't pay attention to those that drive nicely), so what does that say about the remaining 25%? Collision avoidance is for that 25%.

    There has been a comical series in TV about the "worst driver", I have seen now three variations from different countries of the same format. Each one raised the same question: how the h*ll did those people get their driving licenses? There are some really bad drivers out there.
  • edited November -1
    The 25% are quite dangerous to the other 75%, even assuming that the 75% are safe themselves. Competent but emotionally volatile is a whole 'nother category.
  • edited November -1
    Man just asked about new driving tech, what is the issue? I would like to see it too.
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