Once again, Tesla is standing on the wind. This time, not because Tesla’s price-to-price probe “harvested” how many leeks, but the FSD, which boasts “fully autonomous driving”, nearly “harvested” the life of a Tesla owner. The incident began when a Tesla Model 3 owner recently published an activist article in the knowledge: the owner claimed that June 24 at 3 pm in Shenzhen Nanping Expressway, because the road encountered dirt car diversion, Model 3 did not avoid accelerating, resulting in a collision.
According to the description of the owner involved:
“I was driving the Model 3 in the middle lane, the most right lane in front of the obstacles, a large dirt truck turned the road, fsd did not recognize the dirt truck, directly accelerated forward, accelerated the moment, I sicand, the reaction has been an accident.”
What he was puzzled and angry about was: is this tall dirt truck, Tesla’s FSD feature simply not recognized? Meet the dirt car change the lane, do not brake even, but the Model 3 instead accelerated into the past.
On July 6, Tesla China officials responded: “According to backoffice data, the owner’s hands were off the steering wheel at the time of the accident and no braking signal was detected.”
In a chat with the owners, Tesla has repeatedly said that FSD hardware, data analysis is not unusual.
But the owner denied this in an interview, saying that because the Tesla steering wheel has a gravity-like mechanism, if both hands leave the steering wheel for a minute or two, the vehicle will prompt the user to hold the steering wheel.
He said he would continue to use legal action to defend its rights if teslas did not respond positively to the technical reasons for the self-driving acceleration crash and subsequent improvements to the issue.
Horror dirt truck
According to the activist article, the owner of the vehicle in August 2019 ended its final model, bought the imported white all-wheel drive model 3, and spent an additional 56,000 yuan on the FSD function, which is said to be “fully autonomous driving.” A total of 538,600 yuan was spent on full landing, including 429900 (naked car price) plus 56000 (FSD function) and 43000 (purchase tax) and 9700 (insurance).
As can also be seen on Tesla’s official website, the FSD suite features a basic version of assisted driving and fully autonomous driving.
The former enables steering, acceleration and braking based on other vehicles and pedestrians assisting in the driving lane, while the latter enables automatic parking, automatic auxiliary lane change, automatic assisted navigation, and intelligent summoning.
But in the year of the actual car, the owner claimed to have encountered several ghost brakes and unrecognizable ice cream barrels.
Although he also self-deprecating lying as “imported leeks” and not much to do, but this discontent, finally burst out after the Model 3 hit the dirt truck.
According to the road record camera released by the owner on 24 June, there was a barrier in front of the right lane, so the scum on the right was changing the lane normally under the dotted line. The Model 3 did not slow down and sped into the scum on the right.
Smart driving industry veterans told The New Smart: The FSD is equipped with Tesla 3.0 version hardware, the sensor layout is 8 cameras and 1 mmWave radar and 12 ultrasonic radars. The millimeter-wave radar is mainly used to detect obstacles over long distances, while ultrasonic radar is used to detect nearby vehicles, but the clarity is general. The dirt truck was on the front side of the Model3 at the time of the incident, relying on a side camera and ultrasonic radar, and may not be able to detect the dirt truck next to it.
(New Smart Drive Note: Eight cameras include a three-eye camera, 2 front cameras, 2 rear cameras, and 1 rear camera.) )
The industry insider made an analogy, like a person crouching on the ground, and then looking up at an object more than half a meter above themselves, it is difficult to see the full picture of the object. The Model 3 in question may have been in this state at the time.
But the question is again, does Model 3 mean “not seeing”? Not seeing all, at least should identify the object next to it, take some braking or deceleration measures. But the Model 3 crashed without warning, just as it was completely unrecognizable to the dirt truck next to it.
Clearly, Tesla’s response is not convincing.
Update: Suspected vehicle ‘reduced’
In the latest development of the incident, the owner of the vehicle suspected to have encountered a “reduced match door”. The owner said in an interview that the self-driving hardware currently in use for his imported Model 3 is version 2.5.
But from Tesla’s official configuration, the optional FSD fully autonomous vehicle, the configuration of the hardware is actually version 3.0.
What is the concept between these two hardware versions?
In layman’s terms, version 2.5 differs from version 3.0 in that it uses Nvida’s custom-built Drive PX2 computing platform, while the latter uses Tesla’s self-developed FSD computing platform. Performance, the latter’s image processing power is 21 times that of the former, computing power is increased by about 7 times, but the energy consumption is only 1.25 times that of the 2.5 version.
In a word, the hardware 3.0 version, which enables fully autonomous driving with OTAs, is the base of Tesla’s announcement that it will build a Robotaxi fleet by 2020. But the hardware version 2.5 is still possible with the Auto pilot feature.
Different hardware, resulting in a difference in functionality, a clear difference is that the 2.5 hardware version of Model 3 in the road is no way to identify the ice cream tube.
The owner also told Xinzhi Drive that he had repeatedly confirmed with the official aftermarket that his Model 3 was indeed a hardware 2.5 version. In fact, he doesn’t know the difference in hardware. The aftermarket also promised to update the hardware to version 3.0, but it was always a long way off.
In other words, the FSD fully autonomous driving kit, which the owner bought for 56,000 yuan, is actually Autopilot 2.5 hardware.
He had previously encountered an unrecognizable ice cream barrel at a speed of 120km/h, and finally he intervened manually before the collision was avoided.
“There’s a version that’s been upgraded to recognize (ice cream cartridges), but it’s like an upgraded version for Chinese consumers. The recognition is not quite right, as long as there is a red, are identified as ice cream barrel. Even if the front car tail hangs a red rope, it is also identified as an ice cream tube. “
The Tesla hardware “dispensing” event is not an exception.
In March,media reported that a Tesla Model 3 user in Canada had discovered that the Model 3 he had purchased in September 2019 was actually a 2.5 hardware version, but the purchase was originally purchased and told him that the vehicle would be equipped with a 3.0 hardware version.
In China, in March, a number of domestic Model 3 and importmodel 3 owners of the “reduced distribution door” incident. Also use 2.5 versions of hardware instead of version 3.0.
After the incident, Tesla responded that the supply chain was affected by the outbreak, so some of the domestic Model 3 sused a 2.5 hardware version and promised to replace 3.0 hardware for free for domestic Model 3 owners.
But Tesla did not respond to imported Model 3 owners.
Earlier, the FSD was launched in 2019, when Tesla said it would offer a free hardware 3.0 version for cars after April 2019.
According to the Daily Economic News, a U.S. Model 3 owner says all Tesla models sold in the U.S. from June 2019 will feature HW3.0 hardware, whether or not they have an optional FSD.
But in the case of Canadian and domestic imports of Model 3 owners, Tesla has failed to deliver on its promises, and there are serious “double-labels” and cheating practices that have left users paying a lot of money, but still using low-cost hardware.
Related links to the owner’s article: https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/152494391