FOOTAGE SHOWS SELF-DRIVING TESLA CAREENING STRAIGHT INTO MOVING TRAIN AS DRIVER DESPERATELY TRIES TO TURN AWAY

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HE’S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

The owner of a Tesla is lucky to be alive after dramatic dash cam footage shows the vehicle, while in Full Self-Driving mode, headed straight for a moving train until the driver seemingly wrested control of the car and turned away at the last second.

The driver posted about his experience

“I have owned my Tesla for less than a year, and within the last six months, it has twice attempted to drive directly into a passing train while in FSD [full self-driving] mode,” wrote the driver, who identified themselves as Craig Doty II from Camden, Ohio. “The most recent incident occurred on May 8, 2024, and I have dash cam footage from that event.”

Four videos from the incident show the vehicle traveling through a foggy rural landscape, with the front-facing camera footage showing the moment when a passing train appeared up ahead and the Tesla didn’t stop, even with the train crossing gate in the down position with alarm lights blinking rapidly.

Fail Safe
At the last minute, the footage shows the car veering to the right — whew! Doty survived, but a picture shows a pretty banged up Tesla with the right passenger wheel violently displaced from its normal position.

A few other forum members seemed to minimize the incident.

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“You are fully responsible as the driver when FSD is engaged,” one forum member replied.

It’s technically true, Tesla acknowledges, that its vehicles aren’t fully autonomous and require a “fully attentive driver who is ready to take immediate action at all times.”

But why call their driver assistance programs Full Self-Driving and Autopilot? Perhaps CEO Elon Musk should rename them — especially after a federal investigation found the features had contributed to hundreds of accidents, some resulting in fatal and serious injuries.

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A Tesla owner, Craig Doty II, recently shared a video of his vehicle failing to stop for a passing train while in Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode. The footage shows the vehicle approaching the train without slowing down, prompting Doty to take control and swerve through the railway crossing sign to avoid the collision. This incident raises concerns about the safety and reliability of Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD features, which have been linked to numerous accidents and fatalities.

Here are some key points about the incident and Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD features:
– The incident occurred on May 8, 2024, and was captured on dashcam footage. Doty’s vehicle was in FSD mode and approached a train crossing without slowing down, prompting him to take control and swerve through the railway crossing sign to avoid the collision.

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– Tesla acknowledges that low-light conditions, adverse weather, and other factors can impact the performance of its Autopilot and FSD features. The company advises drivers to exercise caution and avoid using these features in such scenarios.

– Tesla’s #Autopilot and FSD features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. These features use a combination of cameras and radar to perceive the surroundings, but can be significantly hampered in low-visibility conditions.

– The incident raises concerns about the safety and reliability of Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD features, which have been linked to numerous accidents and fatalities. Some owners claim that these features malfunctioned, causing crashes and fatalities.

– #Tesla faces mounting legal challenges over its allegedly misleading Autopilot and #FSD capabilities. Owners claim that these features failed to stop for other vehicles or swerved into objects, causing crashes and fatalities.

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