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An alarming video shows a & # 39; smart recalled & # 39; driverless Tesla Model 3 car trying to find its owner for the time being - while heading in the wrong direction

Alarming video shows Tesla car without driver driving in the wrong direction after being automatically called by the owner & # 39; & # 39; using the smartphone app

  • Images of the dodgy ride were recorded in Richmond, British Columbia
  • The Model 3 car stops and starts while trying to reach the owner for the time being
  • Smart Summon was rolled out to supported Tesla cars on September 26, 2019
  • It has been received with a very mixed reception by Tesla users and pedestrians
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An alarming video shows a & # 39; smart recalled & # 39; driverless Tesla Model 3 car trying to find its owner for the time being – while driving along the wrong side of the road.

Stopping and starting – at some point in the middle of the road – the ham-fists of the vehicle seem to attract the attention of passers-by.

This latest disturbing exhibition of driverless technology was filmed in a parking lot in a shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia.

The Smart Summon function was intended to enable the cars to drive short distances to their owners when called with a smartphone app.

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However, Tesla users have reported mixed results in practice, with cars with different near-accidents, causing small traffic jams and frightening pedestrians.

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An alarming video shows a & # 39; smart recalled & # 39; driverless Tesla Model 3 car trying to find its owner for the time being - while heading in the wrong direction

An alarming video shows a & # 39; smart recalled & # 39; driverless Tesla Model 3 car trying to find its owner for the time being – while heading in the wrong direction

The Smart Summon feature was rolled out to supported Tesla cars as part of the company's software version 10.0, released on September 26, 2019.

The function, as described by the company, allows cars & # 39; s & # 39; to navigate a parking space and come to them or their desired destination, as long as their car is within their field of vision & # 39 ;.

& # 39; It is the perfect function to use if you have a crowded shopping cart, are dealing with a picky child or just don't want to walk through the rain to your car. & # 39;

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According to a tweet from Elon Musk, Tesla drivers called their vehicles more than 550,000 times after the first release of the feature.

In addition, the company recommended the receipt of Smart Summon from customers who had early access to the position.

These users, Tesla said, & quot; add both convenience to their journeys and offer them a unique moment of pleasure when their car picks them up to begin their journey. & # 39;

Nevertheless, job reports seem to cultivate unique moments of panic in abundance instead.

Twitter users have posted photos and videos of Tesla cars that apparently damaged themselves while driving, had near-accidents with other vehicles in parking lots and shocked passers-by.

This latest disturbing exhibition of driverless technology was filmed in a parking lot in a shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia
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This latest disturbing exhibition of driverless technology was filmed in a parking lot in a shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia

This latest disturbing exhibition of driverless technology was filmed in a parking lot in a shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia

According to an Elon Musk tweet, Tesla drivers called their vehicles over 550,000 times after the first release of the feature

According to an Elon Musk tweet, Tesla drivers called their vehicles over 550,000 times after the first release of the feature

According to an Elon Musk tweet, Tesla drivers called their vehicles over 550,000 times after the first release of the feature

With the Smart Summon function, as described by the company, cars can navigate in a parking lot and come to them or their desired destination, as long as their car is within their field of vision.

With the Smart Summon function, as described by the company, cars can navigate in a parking lot and come to them or their desired destination, as long as their car is within their field of vision.

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The Smart Summon function, as described by the company, allows cars & # 39; s & # 39; to navigate across a parking space and come to them or their desired destination as long as their car is within the field of vision & # 39;

Twitter users posted photos of Tesla cars that apparently damaged themselves while driving, had near-accidents with other vehicles in parking lots and shocked passers-by.

Twitter users posted photos of Tesla cars that apparently damaged themselves while driving, had near-accidents with other vehicles in parking lots and shocked passers-by.

Twitter users posted photos of Tesla cars that apparently damaged themselves while driving, had near-accidents with other vehicles in parking lots and shocked passers-by.

However, Tesla seems to be well aware that the function – at least for the moment – is not entirely reliable.

& # 39; Those using Smart Summon must remain responsible for the car and keep an eye on it at all times, & # 39 ;, they wrote in a press release in September.

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The MailOnline has contacted Tesla for comments.

However, Tesla seems to be well aware that the function - at least for the moment - is not entirely reliable. & # 39; Those using Smart Summon should remain responsible for the car and keep an eye on it at all times & # 39 ;, they wrote in a press release in September

However, Tesla seems to be well aware that the function - at least for the moment - is not entirely reliable. & # 39; Those using Smart Summon should remain responsible for the car and keep an eye on it at all times & # 39 ;, they wrote in a press release in September

However, Tesla seems to be well aware that the function – at least for the moment – is not entirely reliable. & # 39; Those using Smart Summon should remain responsible for the car and keep an eye on it at all times & # 39 ;, they wrote in a press release in September

The company has recommended the receipt of Smart Summon from customers who had early access to the position. These users, Tesla said, & quot; add both convenience to their journeys and offer them a unique moment of pleasure when their car picks them up to begin their journey & # 39;

The company has recommended the receipt of Smart Summon from customers who had early access to the position. These users, Tesla said, & quot; add both convenience to their journeys and offer them a unique moment of pleasure when their car picks them up to begin their journey & # 39;

The company has recommended the receipt of Smart Summon from customers who had early access to the position. These users, Tesla said, & quot; add both convenience to their journeys and offer them a unique moment of pleasure when their car picks them up to begin their journey & # 39;

HOW & # 39; SEE & # 39; SELF-RIDING CAR & # 39; S?

Self-driving cars often use a combination of normal two-dimensional cameras & depth-sensitive & # 39; LiDAR & # 39; units to recognize the world around them.

Others, however, use cameras with visible light that capture images of the roads and streets.

They are trained with a wealth of information and extensive databases of hundreds of thousands of clips that are processed using artificial intelligence to accurately identify people, signs and dangers.

In LiDAR (light detection and range) scanning – which is used by Waymo – one or more lasers send short pulses, which spring back when they hit an obstacle.

These sensors constantly scan the surrounding areas for information and work like the & # 39; eyes & # 39; of the car.

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Although the units provide in-depth information, their low resolution makes it difficult to detect small, distant objects without the help of a normal camera attached to it in real time.

In November last year, Apple revealed details of its driverless car system that uses lasers to remotely detect pedestrians and cyclists.

The Apple researchers said they have & # 39; very encouraging results & # 39; were able to achieve in spotting pedestrians and cyclists with only LiDAR data.

They also wrote that they could defeat other approaches to detecting three-dimensional objects that only use LiDAR.

Other self-driving cars usually rely on a combination of cameras, sensors and lasers.

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An example are Volvo's self-driving cars that depend on around 28 cameras, sensors and lasers.

A network of computers processes information, which together with GPS generates a real-time map of moving and stationary objects in the area.

Twelve ultrasonic sensors around the car are used to identify objects close to the vehicle and support autonomous driving at low speeds.

A wave radar and camera on the windscreen reads traffic signs and the curvature of the road and can detect objects on the road, such as other road users.

Four radars behind the front and rear bumpers also locate objects.

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Two long-distance radars on the bumper are used to detect fast-moving vehicles approaching from a distance, which is useful on highways.

Four cameras – two on the exterior mirrors, one on the grille and one on the rear bumper – monitor objects in the vicinity of the vehicle and the lane markings.

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