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Driver Keeps Hands Off As Eaton System Docks a Trailer

Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

Dock Assist tractor pushes van toward a simulated loading dock at a creep speed. It’s very slow, but precise. Photos: Tom Berg

May 26, 2017

Docking was precise and gentle, but it took much more time than an operator would have patience for. However, as development continues, the system should get faster and more capable.

Tags: Trailers, Autonomous Vehicles, Eaton

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, May 26, 2017 8:46 AM | » Comments(0)

NTSB Confirms Tesla Was Speeding When It Hit That Trailer

That explains why the rig turned left in front of the approaching car; the truck driver thought he had more time than there really was.

The speeding Tesla went under the 53-foot van in the area circled in red. The trailer sustained very little damage but the car's upper portion was mangled. Photo: NTSB

July 29, 2016

If Joshua Brown had been watching where his car was going, he’d have simply stepped on the brake pedal and probably avoided the crash.

Tags: Driver Safety, NTSB, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Tesla

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, July 29, 2016 11:30 AM | » Comments(3)

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