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#23
I went up to Seattle this morning and back (about 160 miles each way), and as I was leaving Seattle, had this happen, and yes, it was as close as it looked!

@MelindaV,

WOW! I watched this vid (I’m not kidding) 3 or 4 times........even though I KNOW it’s coming I STILL can’t believe that car actually fit between that car on your left front quarter in the immediate adjacent lane and you.
Unbelievable they attempted that move and so so glad YOU are ok and your 3 is safe and sound with no damage!
Good work on the followup and door knock!;)

Ski
 

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@MelindaV,

WOW! I watched this vid (I’m not kidding) 3 or 4 times........even though I KNOW it’s coming I STILL can’t believe that car actually fit between that car on your left front quarter in the immediate adjacent lane and you.
Unbelievable they attempted that move and so so glad YOU are ok and your 3 is safe and sound with no damage!
Good work on the followup and door knock!;)

Ski
I know! it was pretty crazy IRL too!
 

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#27
Dashcam video shows someone running a red light, and the transverse car proceeds to hit multiple cars...except the Tesla that brakes suspiciously hard and very nearly missing the incident.
People are saying 'it was the wiley driver's reaction speed'...
I don't think so. If they lifted their foot from the accelerator there would likely have been regen brake lights with light deceleration prior to the hard braking event...instead we see the lights come on the instant the hard braking event occurs.
...was this AEB or a good driver?
I wish the driver was able to comment (and maybe will).
Code:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5fT2753EgQ
Trigger warning...does involve a crash.
 

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Wow, that's some wreck. Just how good is emergency braking with cross traffic? (Tesla's first fatality in Florida involved cross traffic - an earlier MS on autopilot hitting a semi). The driver would have to have been riding the brake (not unheard of) in order to react that fast. Or maybe had checked the traffic in that direction (also not unheard of) and saw it coming in time to react. Either way, such suppositions are inconclusive without knowing what the car saw via the logs.
 

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#29
Wow, that was intense. I can't believe that car managed to roll that utility truck almost full over. It's cool that the Tesla driver pulled over. Probably to help or at least provide some dashcam footage.
 

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The brake lights came on about halfway between 6 and 7 seconds. Looking at that frame closely, the first collision had already occurred. So it could be automated emergency braking; or it could be the driver reacting to the sound of the first crash being so close; or it could be the driver reacting to a proximity alert.

I’ve seen videos before (mostly Model S or Xj where that third one happens - the car gives an audible alert an instant before a crash happens very close by.
 

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I’ve seen videos before (mostly Model S or Xj where that third one happens - the car gives an audible alert an instant before a crash happens very close by.
that could be. I've had a crash warning (the BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP warning) while on the freeway, and a weird surface level 90° approaching on-ramp and the screen showed a car coming toward the freeway on the on-ramp (essentially surface street at that point) in RED with a trajectory aimed at my car.

Tesla engineers are smart.
 

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WOW! I watched this vid (I’m not kidding) 3 or 4 times........even though I KNOW it’s coming I STILL can’t believe that car actually fit between that car on your left front quarter in the immediate adjacent lane and you.
When I lived in Massachusetts, I had a friend who drove like that... WHEN I WAS IN MY CAR TRYING TO FOLLOW HIM SOMEWHERE!!
 

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#33
I got the 2019.5.4 update today with the new 3-camera TeslaCam capability, so I decided to put together a couple of short comparison clips of the TeslaCam against a $70 Aukey DR02 dashcam.

The TeslaCam with the new software records with the narrow-view front camera and the two fender-mounted side-rear looking cameras integrated to the turn signal repeaters. The recordings are saved as separate MP4 files of 1280x960 resolution at 36fps, one file for each camera per minute.

The Aukey records in 1920x1080 resolution at 30fps, one file per 10 minutes.

I have combined them together into two 4k videos that you can view here:

Daytime

Night time

Hot take: TeslaCam front view is fairly narrow, but the side-rear views are wide and cover a lot. Most accidents should be visible except ones where all the action is in the 8-11 o'clock or 1-4 o'clock direction. The image quality is compressed and blocky with terrible color during the day, but surprisingly good at night. License plates at close range are readable. I'll probably continue to run my Aukey dashcam as well, so I have a much wider angle front view captured as well.
 
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0:03 seconds, Autopilot: "Let's make a hard right into this pole!"
0:03.5 seconds, Me: "Oh no you don't!"
It might be interesting to see how far it goes, to a point, when traffic is minimal.
A few times, my car has tried to steer towards a median, but when I let it go a bit longer, it either "oh, ****!" and corrects itself quickly or gives up and beeps at me to take over.
 

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Thank God for ABS! It's hard to tell from this footage because at the point I'm braking there is nothing along side to see the amount of deceleration. However I was full on the ABS system and would of hit this guy if I didn't brake hard. Doesn't look like much but it was a hole different story inside the car.....

You need to send that to the police!