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Tesla Model S Autopilot Coming Soon, Elon Musk Claims
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GAProgrammer
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GAProgrammer,
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3/25/2015 | 1:24:56 PM
Re: Optimistic
Not to mention that the network only works with Tesla charging stations. Sounds like he is pulling a Comcast and controlling everything from production to consumption...
Gary_EL
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3/23/2015 | 2:42:30 PM
He's just dreamin'
Other than in well-controlled testing runs, a self-driving car will be seen nowhere in the foreseeable future. Isn't it obvious? Is Musk trying to fool us, or has he finally succeeded in fooling himself.

There is one driving innovation that may be possible in the not too distant future, and that is what I'll dub as "The Intelligent Intersection". By that, I mean that if, at an intersection, there is no north-south traffic and there is a red light halting east-west traffic that's ready to go, why not have the intelligence in place to change that red light into green?
SachinEE
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3/23/2015 | 8:24:00 AM
Re: Optimistic
"I also worry about the updates going out wirelessly. Security with cars needs to be iron-clad for that sort of thing, as a man-in-the-middle attack against a car, infecting its firmware and potentialyl granting remote control is a scary concept. "

@whoopty: It may be the case that any malware can affect your updates and the car goes awry and develops erratic behaviour on the road (makes up for a good fiction though) which won't be the case because Tesla already has thought about that and they are getting help from security architects about this. Meanwhile you should probably check out the fully robotized and most powerful hybrid car this year, the Koenigsegg Regera.
Whoopty
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3/23/2015 | 7:49:35 AM
Optimistic
It seems like Musk is being a bit optimistic here. While there will be some automation of the S in short order, I don't believe it will be able to handle much of those tasks at high speed, as no other manufacturer has managed it above 50 miles per hour yet.

I also worry about the updates going out wirelessly. Security with cars needs to be iron-clad for that sort of thing, as a man-in-the-middle attack against a car, infecting its firmware and potentialyl granting remote control is a scary concept. 


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