Maybe Dan O’Dowd should concentrate on fixing his own ADAS before spending time defaming competitors…

Maybe Dan O’Dowd should concentrate on fixing his own ADAS before spending time defaming competitors…

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Maybe Dan O’Dowd should concentrate on fixing his own ADAS before spending time defaming competitors…



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  1. Here’s my issues with this kerfuffle: Dan O’Dowd with his campaign just started this whole drama around Teslas AEB (automatic emergency breaking) by trying to demonstrate it’s error-proneness. So I’m agnostic on whether the cease-and-desist they’ve just received from Tesla has real merit.

    However: as a reaction to this campaign ad, numerous Tesla enthusiasts have attempted to replicate this test scenario by using child sized dummies and even real children (which is insane in itself). But what we saw, was that even these attempts of “disproving” O’Dowds “experiments” (I think they were rather amateurish and not really comparable with standardtized test procedures) showed that the tested Teslas failed to break or sometimes even slow down when faced with these diy-dummies. This should disqualify them outright, bc it shows even those Tesla-fans couldn’t replicate the original test without demonstrating a high failure rate themself, which means that the Tesla-system is far away from a holisitc and reliable/save AEB-system. It doesn’t matter if you hit just an inanemate dummy or a real human, it should detect and avoid any objects of this size atleast as good as technically possible and over a wide range of scenarios. It’s supposed to be a real failsafe, not a lackluster breaking assist that may or may not work under the “right” conditions.

    Furthermore, essentially the same type of test has been conducted previously by others, including the lidar-startup Luminar, which was benchmarking their own sensor solution against industry competitors, including Tesla. In these tests. the camera-only system used by Tesla failed similarly and could not avoid/break in time before hitting a test dummy.

    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3_1zvpi6zw&t=46s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3_1zvpi6zw&t=46s)

    [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWUnYWJ7jU](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWUnYWJ7jU)

    …So why hasn’t tesla already sent a cease-and-desist to Luminar?

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