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Happy to learn that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Side Collision Avoidance are standard on ALL Model X versions

Happy to learn that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Side Collision Avoidance are standard on ALL Model X versions

I'm happy to learn from the recent config screenshots that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Side Collision Avoidance are standard on all versions, including the lowest-priced 70D. AEB requires the forward-facing radar and Tesla's wisdom is to include all the necessary systems and hardware whether the Autopilot option is purchased or not. This is reassuring for those that want a lower price of entry but would be willing to pay for Autopilot software enablement at a later time. Think how uniquely Tesla that is.

PJJAVA | 2015年11月27日

Great find. Thanks for sharing!

rossRallen | 2015年11月28日

Has anyone ever been in an S or any other car and had emergency braking activate at highway speeds? Isn't that a little unnerving if you did't expect it? I assume some alarm is given so that you don't think there's a mechanical failure.

Son of a Gunn | 2015年11月28日

ross, what's the last thing on fly's mind when he flew into a wall? ... His butt.

When AEB is activated, you won't mistake it for a mechanical failure. You'll see the looming car's butt on front of you. Yes, alarm sounds first. That should alert you to take action. If inaction from the driver and collision is imminent the car will take the braking action. It can't guarantee prevention if physics won't let it but it will do its best.

Tâm | 2015年11月28日

@rossRallen

Did you watch the viral youtube showing the Model S applied brake on its own which prevented a head on collision with the other driver who suddenly turned left in front?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X-5fKzmy38

Consumer Reports said that's not Autopilot, it's Automatic Emergency Braking:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cars/reality-check-wasnt-tesla-autopilot-...

rossRallen | 2015年11月28日

@Tåm - Thanks for the links, which I just watched. I've now seen a bunch of the autopilot videos. Very impressive. It will be interesting to experience the autopilot first-hand: it adds monitoring the automatic system to the other tasks requiring attention of the driver, like teaching your teenager to drive. It will take some getting used-to, and i wonder how it will affect driver fatigue.

@Son - Yes, you're right: auto braking should be entirely in context and expected.