Tesla just showcased full self driving. Thoughts? 🍿

New / Eng starl0rd
Apr 22, 2019 22 Comments

Things to note in the video:
- Stop signs
- Yields signs
- Traffic lights
- Speed limits
- Merging Lanes

All this without LIDAR. I am interested in understanding the opinion of people from Waymo, Uber, Tesla and other companies working on self-driving tech.



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TOP 22 Comments
  • Yelp djang0
    I would take any announcement by musk around quarterly earnings with a grain of salt
    Apr 22, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng

    Google Eng

    Self driving is easy in 99% of situations. What is hard (very very hard) is to get the 1% right.
    Apr 23, 2019 4
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      Perfectly summed up!
      Apr 23, 2019
    • Apple Yupp!
      But that’s where machine learning and neural network will come in play . Humans will remain the same but FSD will keep becoming better n better
      Apr 23, 2019
  • Uber / Eng Unofficial
    PR stunt before ER.
    Apr 22, 2019 0
  • Facebook shitposts
    Love Tesla car, have one. Generally like Musk but he is a royal bullshitter and this empty claim about taxis by 2020 is pure horse shit. As amazing as the autopilot and these new capabilities are, I can’t imagine Tesla being anywhere near the true autonomous driving (other companies included)
    Apr 23, 2019 0
  • And in the meantime a Tesla self destructed in Shanghai.
    Apr 23, 2019 0
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Is in on a perfect day without any rain? Probably
    Apr 23, 2019 0
  • Microsoft FBisEvil
    Elon is always lying. This FSD promo is just to paint the news cycle bc Wednesday their numbers are going to be horrible. He can’t build a profitable car company so he wants to be valued on autonomous driving lol.

    Elon doesn’t care about this company. That’s why he embezzled from it to bailout his and his cousins insolvent solar city company. It about money. Elon has taken margin loans against his Tesla equity and cannot have the stock price go down too much, even if that’d be good for the company.


    3/19/15 (NYT) -"Musk Says Self-Driving $TSLA Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer"


    1/24/17 (Electrek) -"Tesla to transition from ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to ‘Fully Self-Driving’ as soon as ‘3 to 6 months’, says Musk"
    Apr 23, 2019 1
    • New / Eng starl0rd
      TBH that flex tweet got me.
      Apr 24, 2019
  • Uber / Eng Unofficial
    Yes, this is possible on a Perfect day, perfect technology, prefect human behavior, perfect regulatory framework, perfect support infrastructure

    Only Musk believes by 2020. One chip and software alone doesn’t solve
    Unpredictability of human behavior , weather conditions, and lack of ride share network with actual human drivers
    Apr 23, 2019 1
    • New / Eng starl0rd
      So, it's still driver's assistance at it's best?
      Apr 23, 2019
  • Google / Eng shito
    No humans crossing the road, no construction zone.

    Are there anything else that is obviously missing here in the demo?
    Apr 23, 2019 2
    • New / Eng starl0rd
      Well, we all remember Uber death of pedestrian.
      Apr 23, 2019
    • Addepar nAeb35
      Apr 23, 2019
  • Tesla uhhyhhgh
    Andrej is right. LIDAR is a shortcut to FSD. But at the end of the day it’s very expensive and ugly.
    Here’s an example https://youtu.be/7Hlb8YX2-W8
    Apr 22, 2019 2
    • General Motors QEmN10
      Come on, is there a Tesla required training for drinking the kool aid. Literally every other company is using a similar approach except Tesla. There’s a fine line between crazy genius and just crazy. Not one demo at night, with sun glare, snow or lots of rain?
      Apr 23, 2019
    • Tesla uhhyhhgh
      With lidar you just save time. Makes no sense in case with fsd
      Apr 23, 2019


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