Tesla’s camera-based active driver assistance systems have not always adequately responded to difficult-to-classify objects that appear on the roadway, but one recent incident proved that automation is already able to perceive the danger posed by large parts of other cars that separate from them in the result of the incident.
Last weekend, one of the owners of the Tesla electric car shared with the audience Twitter a record of the accident, of which he became an unwitting eyewitness. A wheel broke off from a pickup truck moving along the adjacent lane, which was later collided by a dark-colored KIA hatchback moving in the same direction. From the impact, the car was thrown into the air, but the wheel of the pickup truck continued to move in the opposite direction to Tesla. The deviation in the trajectory of the electric vehicle, which made it possible to avoid a collision with the wheel of a pickup truck, according to the author of the video, was initiated automatically, and the driver himself did not act on the steering wheel for this.
It turns out that in this rather difficult and dangerous traffic situation, the automation helped prevent serious damage and reacted correctly and in a timely manner. The on-board systems of a few cars so far can boast the ability to automatically correct the trajectory if a sharp detour of an obstacle is necessary, since this is a rather dangerous and difficult maneuver. As a rule, such an adjustment is made within its own lane, but if it comes to driving into the oncoming one, then in most cases the driver has to take responsibility. By the way, after such a terrifying flight in the air with a fall on the roof, everything turned out to be in order with the driver of the injured KIA hatchback, he was able to get out of the car and moved independently after the ill-fated wheel of the pickup truck hit his car in the back for the second time already on the way back .
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