Shared and viral on Chinese social networking site Weibo, then re-uploaded to Twitter late last month, a video of a tram test showing a stuffed dummy has crossed the street. in front of a Model 3.
The Model 3 is a state-of-the-art electric vehicle and is packed with the latest and greatest safety technologies from Tesla. But in the process of accelerating it did not detect the mannequin moving across the street or considered it an obstacle, so it stabbed straight and threw the dummy onto the roof.
It is not clear who held the event where the clip was shot, but it looks similar to the test form done by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in 2019. In it, they used cars with 2019, including Model 3, to test the automatic braking technology of different manufacturers. Like the Chinese mannequin shown in the video, the fake pedestrians in the 2019 test didn’t have a better outcome either.
CEO Elon Musk, who has resisted criticism of Tesla’s Autopilot, said this month that a new version of the software will launch in November, including a highly anticipated launch. of the “fully autonomous” feature, a feature the company has long advertised.
“We had to rewrite everything, the labeling software, the whole code base, we spent a lot of time.”Musk talks about the upcoming test release. “I call it the same as 4D, in the sense that it’s 3 dimensions plus time. We just take a while to rewrite everything. It’s great. That’s right. It simply obviously will work. moving. “
However, the company Tesla did not answer any questions about the video above.
Image from testing in 2019 on a Honda car.
Going back to the 2019 test, the AAA’s report concluded: “Never rely on pedestrian detection systems to avoid a collision. These systems serve as a backup rather than a primary means of collision avoidance.”
And if you don’t know, Tesla currently charges $ 8,000 for Full Self Driving in addition to the Autopilot feature, which costs $ 2,000. But this function, in the test video, was also unable to detect pedestrians.