Figuring Out Why This Tesla Hit That Truck

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As of 2020 Tesla has logged over 3 billion miles of autonomous vehicle driving. That’s over 120,000 laps around your momma. Like it or not, we can all agree that autonomous vehicles are the way of the future. Tesla, Cadillac, BMW, they're just a few companies that have cars on the market with autonomous features. But each of them tackle this "autonomous driving" problem in a different way using different technology. So how do they do it, how does it really work, and more importantly, is a computer in a car truly as responsive as the human brain? Well today we are gonna find out. Skynet is here.

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Snufkin the Wandering Idiot
Snufkin the Wandering Idiot Acum oră
autopilot is far from finished, it has a warning everytime you start using it, and you have to keep your hands on the wheel for these types of situations. the driver should've avoided the truck manually.
TheBypasser Acum oră
Guess I just saw a possible answer: while smoking, I stared down at the trucks passing by - and one of them had a roof matching the color of the road below almost exactly! From a distance large enough it would be tough to tell where the roof was facing (as the both parallax methods mentioned degrade in accuracy with distance), so chances are a machine could just ignore it's image, relying purely on radar - up to the point when the cameras could finally resolve it (you can see the brakes engaging). That was too late of course, and triggers a greater question: why did it not try to steer away, if that is what a driver would do (avoiding the accident altogether if skilled enough).
Silver Back
Silver Back Acum 6 ore
Driver responsibility period. We are not robots. The driver had to of been on his phone
Zachzedzach Acum 8 ore
Why did the driver fail to avoid the collision is what I want to know
FreedomWarrior Acum 8 ore
Kids channels like this should have a warning for adults not waste time watching. This was interesting until you started to make bad jokes and trying to be funny...
Brandon Sanchez
Brandon Sanchez Acum 9 ore
So you just wasted 11 minutes of my time
TrainRider Railfan - NYC Subway History & More
TrainRider Railfan - NYC Subway History & More Acum 10 ore
Ok nice video but that was a box truck, definitely not a semi truck.
LEGALiZE Acum 11 ore
well, might have been the fact that the truck was white and it was a bright, sunny day. probably the cameras could not detect the truck over the overexposed, white background. imo, the accident could have easily been avoided if the driver actually "drove" the vehicle instead of being their own passenger.
Explodingtraps Acum 12 ore
He claimed he was on autopilot to cash in is more like it
Honey Lavender
Honey Lavender Acum 12 ore
Now imagine that Tesla wasn't a little sedan, but an 18 wheeler loaded to the 80,000 pound legal limit... and y'all wanna remove the human drivers like me from the equation? Y'all are fucking insane
Chou Yang
Chou Yang Acum 13 ore
There’s an ancient technology call your foot.... use it
Reggie Wayne Hutchinson
Reggie Wayne Hutchinson Acum 13 ore
Some boys binge Netflix, real men binge Donut Media 👌
M!LOS Acum 14 ore
LiDAR is for idiots, am i right?
oseart55 Acum 14 ore
11:44 The answer is no. Even with LiDAR the possibility of a collision would still be pretty high. Tesla's stopping distance is ~150m @ 60mph, the average range of a vehicle mounted LiDAR sensor is 100m. There are some that go up to 200m, but they aren't that common as of yet. I really want to know what the driver was doing that made him miss someone waving their hand on the side of the road.
Charlie M
Charlie M Acum 15 ore
car legit looks like the ai in gta lmao crashing into random wrecks like it's no biggie glad everyone's okay though
xTorhnx212 Acum 19 ore
Elon said himself this is an assist software that's meant to be used with an ALERT operator. Not someone sleeping or on their phone
SGpro Acum 22 ore
10:17 skip the bs
SGpro Acum 22 ore
4:39 caught me off guard
Ronin_ GThayc
Ronin_ GThayc Acum 23 ore
Why did the car crash . Simple answer is that the car was in auto pilot mode and not being driven by a human being ,and we are told these thing are going to make our lives better but in reality it's just making people lazy .
2Stroke Diesel Power
2Stroke Diesel Power Acum 23 ore
Donut Media.... good video, but just so you know, the truck laying on its side in the highway.... is NOT a "semi" (as noted at 0:32).... it was just a Small P&D (Pickup & Delivery) type of van/truck.... in Europe, or some other country outside of the US.
rollenderroland Acum o Zi
If you dont have an anwer, dont make a video... Its a white truck, so you do have a white surface against the bright sky. There were other crashes in similar situations before and the analysis sad "not enough contrast". The system just mistook the white roof of the truck for the sky, because it could not differenciate it against the sky. And then on the other side its also not breaking for the driver on the road in front of the truck. He had to jump out of the way.
eromana Acum o Zi
Crashed because triangulation failed. The roof of the semi presented a relatively large featureless field to the multiple cameras, so the triangulation failed to lock on a scene feature because there was none. My guess :D
Peter Lim
Peter Lim Acum o Zi
How do you know that auto driving was even purchased on the car and even turned on? Another misleading video , a waste of time
Adam Snider
Adam Snider Acum 8 ore
Tesla sucks.
Remi Ramos
Remi Ramos Acum o Zi
4:40 dammit, I wasn't ready for that. I spit my coffee all over the place.
BillytheBob Porras
BillytheBob Porras Acum o Zi
Wait wait wait, did you call my mom big and stupid? That was fucking gold dude
Julian Sloman
Julian Sloman Acum o Zi
What felt like 20 minutes in "yeah, I don't know" - um... but the heading! :(
South Sask Farmer
South Sask Farmer Acum o Zi
Pro tip. Toss that self driving garbage in the trash 🗑
Mad fox Man
Mad fox Man Acum o Zi
Do more videos like this
iplygmz Acum o Zi
I think the self driving cars should use all possible and available types of detection the more backups and failsafes the better
Aegis Kay
Aegis Kay Acum o Zi
If you trust a billionaire more than your ability to drive, you shouldn't be driving.
William Jones
William Jones Acum o Zi
The car was in Auto Mode. It was trying to kill the driver.
Adam White
Adam White Acum o Zi
I don't believe I just wasted 13 minutes of my life watching this.
David Lannan
David Lannan Acum 2 Zile
I think your description of the sensors are very limited. Having worked with a number companies and defense with these systems, the basics of what you describe are true but not how they work. For example most ultrasonics work in conjunction with other hardware elements to produce a very very accurate response (necessary for parking and near field). The radar is far more complex than described, and without going into detail - this will likely replace lidar and cameras. We already use them in many defense vehicles (even driven ones) its only a matter of commercialization and time. Solid state radar, 44M and 88M Radar (and new 105M), and others are all far more well evolved and likely to become heavily used. LiDar.. is here to stay. And its good, and there are other types of LiDaR like solid state lidar, and SPADs (these will blow your mind) are also going to be heavily the main game when it comes to safety. Video cameras are _bad_ . Trust me, they are pointless from a machine perspective, no training in the world can cater for all the visual artifacts that you need to ensure _safe_ driving. Consider your own eyes, they can be _easily_ fooled because we dont depth process or object categorize as well as people think - hence why people crash. Dont copy something you know is flawed! Vision acquisition systems have been around for 50+ years and most of the problems have been well covered - they are NOT good for a way to safely navigate a 3D space. This is why Musk is a bit of an idiot. Btw - you can detect signage (what it says) from LiDaR and even from Radar.. we already do it. Why the car crashed.. the image analysis that Teslas rely upon is greatly flawed. The main problems are _light_. You just cant train ML if the source data is dark, hidden, or hard to detect. Thats why human eyes have the same issues. Nearly every Tesla owner I know has experienced the autopilot doing "weird things" like lane drifting and not braking properly or braking in random ways - this is _known_.. so individual crashes are only the edge of the problem, there is a much bigger pool of issues out there. I hope Telsa does become more lidar oriented or at least get some decent radar (the one they have is soooo cheap). For me, even putting a car like this on the road is a bad message to send to the consumer - we are ok with unsafe solutions, we will patch it and make it better as we go... thats not engineering.. thats a dodgy company.
Dane Acum 2 Zile
this is why autopilot is banned in EU.
Dane Acum 2 Zile
and yes, tesla is at fault here.
Dane Acum 2 Zile
i always had an instinct to just turn the steering wheel in such occasions where there was something in the spot where it shouldn't be at that time. so, my conclusion is that it's always better to avoid it by steering your way around it while just lifting off the foot off of the accelerator pedal instead of slamming hard on the brakes and holding the steering straight. I don't know how to explain it but I rarely hit the brakes when something like this happens on the road. maybe because the car i drive isn't an f1 and therefore needs a lot of time to slow down to 0.... idk. P.S. and forgot to mention, also I always find time to take a glimpse of my back by looking at the rearview mirror which is even more important in some cases. not showing off but it's how it is.
Ken Kappler
Ken Kappler Acum 2 Zile
Radio wave are very short compared to sound waves. (at 4:06) Why didn't the driver detect the overturned semi truck??? Because he was sleeping on auto pilot.
Critical Event
Critical Event Acum 2 Zile
6:23 no uglier than half the sensors in the drivers seat I see every morning.
Critical Event
Critical Event Acum 2 Zile
FSD with web cameras is a fool's errand. Anyone who thinks there will ever be a coast to coast drive of a FSD Tesla, or that every Tesla made since 2014 has all the hardware necessary for FSD, ask yourself why in 2021, Teslas still do not come with an automatic way to clean off the cameras.
steel city
steel city Acum 2 Zile
Tesla is doing Well in safe reliable Cars but is not comprehending the enviromental impact that is doing with electric batteries ,Toyota has created a new Hidrogen fuel model do you think Tesla should change the batteries for Hidrogen tanks
spa.geddy Acum 2 Zile
god help us when more and more of these "self-driving" accidents-waiting-to-happen cars surround us each day
olekdah Acum 2 Zile
Three things! First. The truck is not a semi! Bagatelle. Second. The truck is lying with the flat roof turned in the direction of the Tesla, but in an angel reflecting the radar signals away from the Tesla! The truck is invisible for the Tesla's radar in this position! Third. And in addition too that, the vision system does not recognise the object in the street as an obstruction. It hasn't learned that this white area the radar didn't see is an obstruction. And it hadn't learned to stop for this problem setting! The Tesla tought the white area was far away, or an opening, because the radar didn't pick up something!
4:40 lol?
Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude Acum 2 Zile
Your analysis is pretty much dead on. The only exception to that is that Ladar would not have made any difference. Ladar uses visible light, one pin-hole at a time. it is expensive, slow and useless.
iamatthew Acum 2 Zile
Cuz the autopilot fall asleep.
Cameron swan
Cameron swan Acum 2 Zile
was that tesla driver completely stupid? at what point did he see the truck getting closer and was just like na this is fine
Chris kopel
Chris kopel Acum 2 Zile
Dislike because you actually didn't figure out why it happened... Other than that this was a very interesting video.
Dominick Welch
Dominick Welch Acum 2 Zile
New title “ figuring out why this driver didn’t do his part”
Light Mechanic
Light Mechanic Acum 3 Zile
Auto pilot interpreted the truck as a tunnel the Coyote painted on the wall for the Road Runner.
Ryan McCaffery
Ryan McCaffery Acum 3 Zile
The driver is still at fault. When in autopilot, you still have to be alert and keep your hand on the wheel. If that Moron actually was paying attention, he could have seen the semi and at least slowed down and try to swerve around the semi.
Dan Pop
Dan Pop Acum 3 Zile
omg i nearly died for a brief second.. doughnut media, so we will teach you what machine learning is!
Colin Middleton
Colin Middleton Acum 3 Zile
There is an uneven shadow on the front of the car. Is the Tesla damaged before the crash? Was its radar damaged?
jay morris
jay morris Acum 3 Zile
The MAIN problem about self driving cars is, many people love to DRIVE, taking that away from people who don't enjoy it isn't a problem but it pisses me off when tptb don't take any consideration of people's passions, AHoles imo thinking they know what's best for us, how dare they.
Kierran Purden
Kierran Purden Acum 3 Zile
Radar can actually match or exceed the capabilities of Lidar with higher frequencies, faster sampling and super-resolution techniques. At this point in time, I actually agree with Elon Musk. Lidar is not yet as mature as Radar technology, so much more evidence exists for the efficacy of Radar. Sure, millimetric-wave high resolution radar systems are pretty expensive to implement, but from a technical standpoint Musk is right to prefer radar in my opinion
Kierran Purden
Kierran Purden Acum 3 Zile
4:06 “radio waves have long wavelengths”... radio waves have very short wavelengths (when compared to ultrasonic at least). Higher frequency = shorter wavelength
TheFruitDragon Acum 2 Zile
radar uses shorter electromagnetic wavelengths compared to light. which in turn means more viewing distance in fog,snow or rain. german automotive supplier hella is working on infrared camera systems for improved object detection in those conditions.
dusty bowman
dusty bowman Acum 3 Zile
The interesting thing about automated driving is it should make insurance almost not necessary, if we perfect self driving vehicles, no accidents equals no reason to pay for insurance.
dusty bowman
dusty bowman Acum 3 Zile
That crash was unavoidable, this is why Semi trucks should have separate road ways.
dusty bowman
dusty bowman Acum 2 Zile
@Kenn Telesford I have the idea of underground roadways, for trucks
Kenn Telesford
Kenn Telesford Acum 2 Zile
Stef Ad
Stef Ad Acum 3 Zile
I almost hit an overturn truck on highway exactly like this tesla footage but it was dark and the dirty underside of the truck was facing my way. My brain combined it with the color of the tarmac and it all looked normal ^_^
FalconZz Acum 3 Zile
12 minute video for the answer to be i dont know
BR Harris
BR Harris Acum 3 Zile
Those "Are you a robot?" tests that involve cursive and handwritten letters/numbers also help train software that scans old documents. Your Adobe software may use this to convert a scanned image from something like an 18th century journal into a searchable PDF.
Thecarboi GT-R
Thecarboi GT-R Acum 3 Zile
Props to the UCLA, idk what would happen if they lost him
tim goodsell
tim goodsell Acum 3 Zile
You're misusing the word further, use farther when describing distance.
Richie Bendall
Richie Bendall Acum 3 Zile
The answer: 11:20
Douglas Acum 3 Zile
What I saw someone else say, and makes sense, is that the driver probably wasn’t paying enough attention, but was paying some, and felt the Tesla do something when it got near the pedestrian a little before the truck (either brake or swerve slightly) and he instinctively tapped on the breaks to take control because he wasn’t really sure what was going on, but wasn’t paying enough attention between that moment and the 1 second later when he crashed so didn’t have time to react. The support for this is the way it kicked up dust when he passed the pedestrian ad that indicates something happened, whether it be the Tesla that caused it or him, but this seems like the most likely answer to me. Could definitely not be the case, but that seems like one way he could have thought he had autopilot on when he in fact did not, and he wasn’t paying attention enough to stop it himself. Come to think of it the car could have even been stopping upon seeing the overturned truck when he took control, hard to say. It could also definitely be machine error and the Tesla is at fault, but this seems more likely from the video and the fact that I’m sure Tesla has some failsafe built in that if there is a thing in the way, you stop.
TechGaming Acum 3 Zile
9:09 is that a hot wheels Tesla
Isaac Stone
Isaac Stone Acum 3 Zile
Sleeper woke up in hospital, “ what’s this room?”
FileFixer Acum 4 Zile
Simple... Driver sleep and dreams that is 2150. year.
AGwolf2097 Acum 4 Zile
It makes me wonder if it's as simple as human oversight; like, they've probably spent countless time and money engineering these systems, but not considered very basic mechanics of the situation. If you watch the video you can see the car DID brake a ways before the truck... when you slam on the brakes, the nose of the car dives down... maybe the computer thought whatever was in front of the vehicle happened to magically float up or begin to pass overhead (just like an overpass or suspended sign), and therefore didn't consider it as much of a threat or didn't have enough time to react after the object persisted in its path after it performed what it thought would be sufficient maneuvers.
Nuff Said
Nuff Said Acum 4 Zile
Josiah Casey
Josiah Casey Acum 4 Zile
Or people could just use there brain that God gave them that’s more reliable then a crappie electric system that’s not reliable. people use your brain it’s healthy for you. Drive defensive and think of others
I love bass
I love bass Acum 4 Zile
ThatOneGamer Acum 4 Zile
I do believe Elon musk himself said not to rely on self driving too much as it’s a relatively new technology
Shane Crihfield
Shane Crihfield Acum 4 Zile
Zune rocks.
Briand Beaudin
Briand Beaudin Acum 4 Zile
Autopilot failed because Elon overhyped his products capabilities to sell more vehicles. If he sold it with the statement "At this time in its development, Autopilot will absolutely crash your new car if you let it", then drivers would be more cautious.
Tim Hull
Tim Hull Acum 4 Zile
I know why.. there was no driver..
CoD_Ghost YT
CoD_Ghost YT Acum 4 Zile
Autopilot be like: Not today you ain't fooling me with that fake truck Oh it ain't a fake
Kimon Froussios
Kimon Froussios Acum 4 Zile
I doubt the underside of vehicles was included in the ML training set, so I doubt it would have recognized the type of obstacle and have a reaction programmed for it. But it should at least have recognized it as an approaching obstacle. Maybe the pedestrian on the side of the road just before the truck had something to do with throwing off the autopilot's reaction. But clearly the driver was not paying attention at all, they should have seen the truck from a long way away, and ultimately the responsibility lies with the driver.
陳致穎 Acum 4 Zile
Ah HA! Taiwan! This scenario happened on our National Highway No.1 last year, the delivery truck was flipped over and then the Tesla crashed into it, luckily both the Tesla driver and the truck driver weren't injured and had been safe after the crash. In fact, BEFORE the car was crashed, a man had waved to the Tesla driver to made him got notice and at the same time, the driver had noticed the truck and was about to take over, yet still too late. Well, I know autopilots are awesome self-driving system, but this driver really did made a huge mistake. We often call these drivers as "Sanbao"(三寶) in Taiwan, which means those who ignore the driving regulations and poses threats to other drivers on the road since this driver doesn't literally drive the vehicle properly...
Joslyn Starling
Joslyn Starling Acum 4 Zile
Not a semi. Graphic isn't even close and presents the bottom of the vehicle instead of the sky colored top.
Gallorum Rex
Gallorum Rex Acum 4 Zile
No one catches the brakes activating on the car at 0:29? Really?
Giovanni Engelbrecht
Giovanni Engelbrecht Acum 5 Zile
Not trying to be mean but you rosted my mom and now it's your turn... Your mom's so stupid,she studied for a covid test
Drktbr Acum 5 Zile
The driver wanted to experience the crash test
Leo Acum 5 Zile
Kinners Dickey
Kinners Dickey Acum 5 Zile
Why don't we stop trying to teach cars how to drive on roads made for humans and just make the roads smarter to assist the cars? If we had done that then the tesla would of known there was a wreck before it was even visible. Heck, there could even be small immediate benefits as long as you have a mobile device. In scenarios where the road isn't equipped then you just drive the car like normal.
Rex Alfie Lee
Rex Alfie Lee Acum 5 Zile
I actually think that each camera should have an independent chip attached that can detail the objects nearness & by doing so & using your point that near objects move further than far objects will determine the proximity of that object & transmit that info. The reason I think it should be an independent chip is that the main computer is making complex decisions completely separately from possible impact decisions Having the info of how close that object is as opposed to computing that issue plus determining the truckloads of data it is considering at all times,already may make the defense considerations much more defined as well as faster. I suggest that looking at the bottom of a turned over semi may look more like a dark tunnel than an object. Perhaps lights on might give better results.
Steve Doe
Steve Doe Acum 5 Zile
Machine learning can defeat 99% of humans at the game of chess, but we say it’s not good enough because it cannot consistently defeat the grand wizard master champion of chess. Are we doing the same with autonomous driving? And, on a more philosophical scale, if we teach it to be so much better than us, then why would it need us?
De-bodgery Acum 5 Zile
Except that radar does in fact HAVE all the characteristics and capabilities that you said it lacks. What do you think is used on every radar equipped airplane on the planet? And better yet, military planes can identify specific air and ground targets based on the radar signature. Your comments were overly simplistic and inaccurate.
Ceylan Meyer
Ceylan Meyer Acum 5 Zile
Did that tesla disappear before hitting the truck ?
Oeri Acum 5 Zile
The real question is: Why was the truck there in the first place?
the glitch finder
the glitch finder Acum 4 Zile
Cuz why not that is an answer that you can use on every single question
FlurryDoesStuff Acum 5 Zile
There are directional LiDAR sensors that can be installed in bumpers and other locations around the vehicle similar to ultrasonics, the omnidirectional LiDAR sensor however, looks hideous.
smw1279 Acum 5 Zile
1990's joke: You hear about the idiot who crashed his RV on the highway because he stepped away from the wheel to make a pot of coffee? Today, Tesla drivers: I'm gona put mah car on auto pilot goin 90mph and take a nap.
cathode follower
cathode follower Acum 5 Zile
My first thought was the Autopilot was off and he was texting.
Ehren Turner
Ehren Turner Acum 5 Zile
“Machine learning will be able to do everything.” Just give your driverless AI a laser ranger it can direct as it chooses to interrogate its surroundings.
Jack Cool
Jack Cool Acum 4 Zile
Thats actually a sick idea
Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith Acum 5 Zile
Another theory... the driver lied and the Tesla wasn't on autopilot?
FaintAcrobat Acum 5 Zile
It is Tesla's fault in terms of the system failed to do what it was supposed to do. Their system is incomplete and that's why it has those warnings for it. The blame for the accident is however on the driver. He knew that the system was in the development stage still and he is supposed to have eyes on the road and an arm on the wheel. So the fault lies squarely at Tesla but the blame is squarely on the driver. He was supposed to take over when the system failed. That's what you sign up for when using the system. The driver takes on the responsibility for any accident.
dannydaw59 Acum 5 Zile
The answer is at 11:22 there is no answer :-(
prinjpal Acum 5 Zile
10:21 I think tesla detected it and hit the brake but it was too late.
linkinmore Acum 5 Zile
oh sht I just waste around 11mins of my whole lifetime for nothing
Marcus Gaillard
Marcus Gaillard Acum 5 Zile
Elon Musk is an actor.
Daksh Rokadia
Daksh Rokadia Acum 5 Zile
12:00 very rare that hiccups 🤫🤫
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