Incident 533: Tesla FSD Misidentified Truck Hauling Traffic Lights as Trail of Traffic Lights

Description: A Tesla driver posted on Twitter his Tesla FSD's "glitch," misidentifying deactivated traffic lights being carried by a truck as a constant trail of traffic lights while traveling at high speed on a highway.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla drivers.

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Khoa Lam
Tweet: @FSD_in_6m · 2021

The author posted this video in the comments. It's a truck full of traffic lights.

Watch Tesla Autopilot Get Bamboozled by a Truck Hauling Traffic Lights · 2021

A Tesla Model 3 owner encountered an unusual glitch while using the Autopilot assisted driving system on the highway: The car seemed to detect an endless trail of traffic lights all the way down the road as it traveled upwards of 80 MPH.



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