Get out of the way if you see a Tesla in the rear view mirror

  • Antic
    Antic
    17 days ago
    I am not to sure about all these Techy inclustions comming fast and furious these days
    Sure,  engage auto pilot, cruise control or whatever
    But keep your f....g  eyes on the road
  • B0nes
    B0nes
    17 days ago
    They need to ban all this tech shit from cars altogether. Seems the more they install the worse they tend to drive. Remember reading an article only a year or 2 ago. Motoring journo compared, if I remember correctly, a mid 70's Renault to the same late 2000's model. The newer one had 25 buttons, and knobs that could be played with or adjusted while driving. The old model only had 5. Idiots are busy fiddling with this shit or checking their social media crap and not concentrating on the road. I'm staggered at the amount of dickheads still using their phones while driving even with the huge fines.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    17 days ago
    My 2015 Ranger will hit the brakes for a pushbike.....one would think Tesla would be a bit more advanced than it in the tech department.
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    17 days ago
    Frightens the bejayzuz outta me...
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    These Telsa things are once again under fire here - they can add another Class Action to the already long list of them for wrongful death as a result of their tech crap failing.

    Quote from "Fortune":

    "...As if Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t have enough legal headaches over his Twitter deal, Germany just added to his troubles.
    A regional court in Munich ordered the carmaker to reimburse a customer the bulk of the 112,000 euros ($115,000) she paid for her Model X crossover, because its Autopilot (AP) function could not navigate city streets properly, and phantom braking issues proved a “massive danger” to urban traffic safety..." 

  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    @B0nes

    On the bright side (if that is the right way to say this) if enough accidents occur that result in fatalities (and hopefully they don't) then maybe, just MAYBE someone might take a logical and practical stance and do something about this auto crap.  The one thing that I think say's it all, re the article, is Musk's posture ... more or less a "very smug who cares" attitude.

    I also agree with you regarding all of this techo crap.  None of it belongs in a car in my opinion, let alone a bike.  I don't know about anyone else here, but I'll be damned if I'll put my life in the "hands" of a frickin' computer and let it decide what I do or when I do it considering how bloody easy they are to hack, and that includes cruise control!  So far as I am concerned, if you can't park a vehicle, check oil, air pressure, water levels, look over your shoulder when reversing etc etc etc then ride a "Push Bike" - you'll do less damage to others.  

    If people need a computer to stop a car or a bike, then they shouldn't be bloody well driving/riding.  You get in a car or on a bike to do ultimately ONE thing - DRIVE or RIDE and nothing else.

    Okay - sorry for the diversion but bloody hell ....... 
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    12 days ago
    Seems to me that all of this "techo stuff" is only pandering to the morons who "can't drive".  Instead of "forcing them to learn to drive properly they (car companies) make it easier for some idiot to drive.

    At least in Oz you don't have to worry about bloody idiot 16 yo's tear arsing around the place while doing their makeup or using a phone.  They are the ones car companies are directing their sales toward and including unnecessary crap for.  

    Just as a start - car companies should be made to put WiFi Signal Blockers on ALL cars - that's stop the phone use crap.  Ban hands free BS and have sensors in the steering wheels that if you remove a hand for longer than 30 seconds (long enough to change gears in a manual - if they still exist) the car automatically stops and can't be started again for 12 hours!  

    Yeah - ridiculous BUT it just might save a life!
  • B0nes
    B0nes
    12 days ago
    Quoting wombat457 on 07 Aug 2022 02:52 AMedited: 07 Aug 2022 02:54 AM

    Seems to me that all of this "techo stuff" is only pandering to the morons who "can't drive".  Instead of "forcing them to learn to drive properly they (car companies) make it easier for some idiot to drive.


    At least in Oz you don't have to worry about bloody idiot 16 yo's tear arsing around the place while doing their makeup or using a phone.  They are the ones car companies are directing their sales toward and including unnecessary crap for.  

    Just as a start - car companies should be made to put WiFi Signal Blockers on ALL cars - that's stop the phone use crap.  Ban hands free BS and have sensors in the steering wheels that if you remove a hand for longer than 30 seconds (long enough to change gears in a manual - if they still exist) the car automatically stops and can't be started again for 12 hours!  

    Yeah - ridiculous BUT it just might save a life!

    Sad thing is it would be marketing suicide if a car maker fitted phone signal blocker software in their cars. It would need to be mandated by the government and we all know that would never happen as young people vote or are nearly at voting age. Much like restricting cars to a top speed of, say 120kph. No need to go faster but nobody would buy such a car
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    12 days ago
    Yep, I know it'd never happen - of course they could implement it along with a wireless antenna as an optional extra to get around the blockers.  The antenna would (naturally) add oh I don't know $10K to the price of the car along with an additional lets say $2500 per year subscription for the connection ......... :)

    Lets see ho badly these idiots want their damn phones etc while driving :)