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Title: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 04/06/18 10:05AM
In July 2016, a Tesla Model S in Norway rear-ended a motorcyclist while in Autopilot mode. The car failed to sense the vehicle ahead, and the driver failed to remain vigilant, despite Tesla’s warnings to do so while using Autopilot. The rider was seriously injured, but survived. 

From the article: "...all ACC (adaptive cruise control) systems studied were worse at spotting motorcycles straying three feet, 11 inches or more from the center line than they were at spotting cars."  As if distracted drivers weren't enough, now we have distracted drivers relying on sensors and computers to keep them safe causing a greater danger to us on two wheels!  >:(

Article here: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/study-dont-trust-assisted-driving-systems-to-see-motorcyclists
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: OOTV on 04/06/18 10:38AM
In July 2016, a Tesla Model S in Norway rear-ended a motorcyclist while in Autopilot mode. The car failed to sense the vehicle ahead, and the driver failed to remain vigilant, despite Tesla’s warnings to do so while using Autopilot. The rider was seriously injured, but survived. 

From the article: "...all ACC (adaptive cruise control) systems studied were worse at spotting motorcycles straying three feet, 11 inches or more from the center line than they were at spotting cars."  As if distracted drivers weren't enough, now we have distracted drivers relying on sensors and computers to keep them safe causing a greater danger to us on two wheels!  >:(

Article here: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/study-dont-trust-assisted-driving-systems-to-see-motorcyclists
This is one reason to constantly check your 6 when riding. Have people become so lazy that they no longer want to drive on their own?
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: thtanner on 04/06/18 10:42AM
I still almost trust flawed computers over human drivers, though. Key word.. almost.
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 04/06/18 10:51AM
I still almost trust flawed computers over human drivers, though. Key word.. almost.

I'm still not sure why these driver aids hasn't incorporated thermal imaging as part of their sensors, granted it might sense hundreds of images a second, but I guarantee if they can make it work then that lady crossing the road in Arizona might be alive today along with preventing the very first fatality where the Tesla struck that tractor-trailer at high speed.   
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: Snapshot on 04/06/18 02:41PM
This is one reason to constantly check your 6 when riding. Have people become so lazy that they no longer want to drive on their own?

^ That.

Ride on,

J~
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: postulio4joo on 04/06/18 07:04PM
In July 2016, a Tesla Model S in Norway rear-ended a motorcyclist while in Autopilot mode. The car failed to sense the vehicle ahead, and the driver failed to remain vigilant, despite Tesla’s warnings to do so while using Autopilot. The rider was seriously injured, but survived. 

From the article: "...all ACC (adaptive cruise control) systems studied were worse at spotting motorcycles straying three feet, 11 inches or more from the center line than they were at spotting cars."  As if distracted drivers weren't enough, now we have distracted drivers relying on sensors and computers to keep them safe causing a greater danger to us on two wheels!  >:(

Article here: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/study-dont-trust-assisted-driving-systems-to-see-motorcyclists
This is one reason to constantly check your 6 when riding. Have people become so lazy that they no longer want to drive on their own?
Sad to say, but I would rather trust some sort of assisted driving than someone who's under the influence or texting. While auto pilot is far from perfect, its development is critical to our distractions.
Title: Re: Driver Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control = Another hazard for motorcyclists
Post by: 1fastrider on 04/07/18 08:11PM
Trust no one and nothing.