Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Road Atlanta, GA
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Obviously, I am more accepting of the technology than you are. The sensing system might have a false alarm once in a while, no sensing system is perfect. If the driver is alert, it's not an issue. As you said, in the Northern states, the radar sensor will get covered with snow and ice and quit working, again, not an issue if the driver knows what's happening. If the driver is concerned they vehicle might brake unexpectedly in the winter, just turn CMBS off.
I'm just trying to educate others in that, if the system does react strangely, don't panic, there is something the driver can do to remedy the problem.
Sure, if you think the system is not working correctly, turn it off, schedule an appointment with the dealer and have it checked. However, I'm 99% sure they won't find a problem.
The news just posted another crash involving a Tesla Model S. The car, while on AutoPilot, drove into the back of a fire truck that was parked in the road. Luckily nobody was injured. It's another case of drivers depending too much on the safety system. It's only there to help the driver, if the system behaves unexpectedly, the driver should be there to correct. In the case of the Tesla, obviously the driver wasn't paying attention and allowed the crash to occur.
Nobody should rely on the systems to drive or even brake the car for them, they need to be aware of what's going on and if the vehicle reacts in a way that is unnecessary, the driver should take control.
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