Remote Drive for Tesla

Musk's tweeting again but on point. Tesla's working on a Summon app that will allow the driver to drive the car remotely, from their phone, if the car is within line of sight AND there will be option of having the car follow you around if you keep the Summon button pressed. Honestly, who needs this?

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11 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Musk's tweeting again but on point. Tesla's working on a Summon app that will allow the driver to drive the car remotely, from their phone, if the car is within line of sight AND there will be option of having the car follow you around if you keep the Summon button pressed. Honestly, who needs this?

James Bond did need something similar. But it's a step more in the direction for autonomous cars. 

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Goodbye valets? Elon musk destroying jobs one at a time. 

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13 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Musk's tweeting again but on point. Tesla's working on a Summon app that will allow the driver to drive the car remotely, from their phone, if the car is within line of sight AND there will be option of having the car follow you around if you keep the Summon button pressed. Honestly, who needs this?

Michael Knight HAD this in the 1980's.  It was called K.I.T.T. and Michael did not have to hold the Summon button.  (It was real, wasn't it?)

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13 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Musk's tweeting again but on point. Tesla's working on a Summon app that will allow the driver to drive the car remotely, from their phone, if the car is within line of sight AND there will be option of having the car follow you around if you keep the Summon button pressed. Honestly, who needs this?

Maybe the terrorists ? This new function could save the life of the kamikazes.

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2 minutes ago, Guillaume Albasini said:

Maybe the terrorists ? This new function could save the life of the kamikazes.

What a thought.......but as soon as I read your comment I thought, why not?  Ouch.

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Now, this opens up such interesting ground for speculation...

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9 hours ago, Guillaume Albasini said:

Maybe the terrorists ? This new function could save the life of the kamikazes.

 

5 minutes ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Now, this opens up such interesting ground for speculation...

2017 article.  Soon, "Driver" may become optional...

The New York attack shows why trucks are now the terrorist weapon of choice

"All you need is a car, truck, or van, a crowd of people, and a driver willing to kill."

On Tuesday afternoon, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan who came to the United States in 2010, drove a rented Home Depot truck into a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11.

Although police have not yet established any ties between the attacker and a larger terrorist group such as ISIS or al-Qaeda, the method of attack mimics other ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world in recent years, including in Nice, France, and London.

As Europe has learned only too well and Americans are now coming to understand, these kinds of attacks are notoriously difficult to prevent because it’s hard for authorities to know if an individual will slam a vehicle into a crowd of people. Indeed, that’s in large part why terror groups — particularly ISIS — encourage their followers to use this method of attack.

Which means that we’re very likely to see more of these kinds of attacks in the coming years.

Vehicle attacks have a high chance of success. That’s why terrorists like them.

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On 11/2/2018 at 1:45 AM, Tom Kirkman said:

 

2017 article.  Soon, "Driver" may become optional...

The New York attack shows why trucks are now the terrorist weapon of choice

"All you need is a car, truck, or van, a crowd of people, and a driver willing to kill."

On Tuesday afternoon, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan who came to the United States in 2010, drove a rented Home Depot truck into a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11.

 Although police have not yet established any ties between the attacker and a larger terrorist group such as ISIS or al-Qaeda, the method of attack mimics other ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world in recent years, including in Nice, France, and London.

As Europe has learned only too well and Americans are now coming to understand, these kinds of attacks are notoriously difficult to prevent because it’s hard for authorities to know if an individual will slam a vehicle into a crowd of people. Indeed, that’s in large part why terror groups — particularly ISIS — encourage their followers to use this method of attack.

Which means that we’re very likely to see more of these kinds of attacks in the coming years.

Vehicle attacks have a high chance of success. That’s why terrorists like them.

The point of an autonomous vehicle is to identify & avoid obstacles - esp. human beings. It won't be possible to order an AV to commit homicide. 

It might, however, be possible to load it up with explosives - but that's more difficult.  

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On ‎11‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 7:45 AM, Tom Kirkman said:

 

2017 article.  Soon, "Driver" may become optional...

The New York attack shows why trucks are now the terrorist weapon of choice

"All you need is a car, truck, or van, a crowd of people, and a driver willing to kill."

On Tuesday afternoon, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan who came to the United States in 2010, drove a rented Home Depot truck into a pedestrian and bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11.

Although police have not yet established any ties between the attacker and a larger terrorist group such as ISIS or al-Qaeda, the method of attack mimics other ISIS-directed and inspired attacks around the world in recent years, including in Nice, France, and London.

As Europe has learned only too well and Americans are now coming to understand, these kinds of attacks are notoriously difficult to prevent because it’s hard for authorities to know if an individual will slam a vehicle into a crowd of people. Indeed, that’s in large part why terror groups — particularly ISIS — encourage their followers to use this method of attack.

Which means that we’re very likely to see more of these kinds of attacks in the coming years.

Vehicle attacks have a high chance of success. That’s why terrorists like them.

Well the answer is to pedestrianize towns and make them for people not vehicles. 

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