Submitted by Big T on Sun, 2015-11-15 17:35
I left home at 5 AM to take my son camping. We were in our SUV traveling at 56 MPH (55 limit) on a pitch black farm road when a deer ran in front of us from the right. It struck the right front of the SUV and did considerable damage. Fortunately, the deer was killed instantly and didn't suffer and we were all right.
I have a non-AP Model S and I have considered upgrading for the AP functionality. Given that the deer was invisible prior to running in front of us, I wonder if the collision avoidance functionality of AP would have helped in this situation. Any thoughts from AP users?
As an aside, I had to switch cars to continue the trip. I was amazed that I got everything from the SUV (Mercedes M-Class) into the trunk and frunk.