Blue illuminated Tesla logo front & rear badge when autopilot engaged

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calls placed to service department, “Why is my light always red?”
Tesla Service: It's a reflection of your bank balance after our insurance company is done billing based on your driving habits.
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HAZARDS TO PEDESTRIANS AND OTHER VEHICLES:
  1. Drunk Drivers
  2. Distracted Driving
  3. Messing with the Radio
  4. Arguing with the passenger
  5. Screaming at the children
  6. Driving with the knee while eating a McRib™
  7. Applying makeup
  8. Singing
  9. Bears
  10. Meterors
  11. ...
397. Self-Driving cars
Eating a McRib, really? That's all on you mister. And I thought I knew you. Turn in your Man Card.
 

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Tesla Service: It's a reflection of your bank balance after our insurance company is done billing based on your driving habits.
I tried those silly "big brother" gadgets in the cars for about 3 months and I drive like Walter Mittie and out in the country too, like around fertilizer trucks and tractors and such so very limited "city" driving and the darn thing was still busting my chops like having the proverbial MIL in the back seat. Not much of a discount with State Farm anyway so I disenrolled in the program. Less stress on self and the wifey.
 

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How about a logo that changes colors based on how aggressive the driver is. It turns a little more red each time a driver makes a quick lane change, accelerates quickly, or exceeds the speed limit by more than 15 MPH. Tailgating or cutting a car off, it turns bright red and flashes.

Drivers who chill at 5-10 MPH over the speed limit and use the passing lane correctly get blue. Drivers who have averages the speed limit or lower get green. If they camp the passing lane, it flashes yellow and orange.

Then it would make sense for drivers who use autopilot to have a glowing blue light... except for the passing lane campers.

Mood lighting for the car. I dig it.
 

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We don’t need visual cues for the police to watch. Red is for kill authorization, hot tub time machine, and not as a measurement on my driving.
 

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The NHTSA has only confirmed autopilot was involved in 3 fatalities since 2016. I think all of those people were inside the vehicle, not in other cars. There are about 25 additional cases which the NHTSA is still investigating but they've eliminated autopilot as the cause in some cases too.

The media assumes a Tesla is on autopilot long before the details come out. (And often long after it's been demonstrated autopilot wasn't involved)

The big unanswerable question is... how many fatalities were avoided because the car was on autopilot?
Unfortunately what DIDN'T happen because of _____, is much harder than finding blame for something that DID happen.
 

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No matter how this video is portrayed negatively, three lives saved in the first two examples.
 

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We don’t need visual cues for the police to watch. Red is for kill authorization, hot tub time machine, and not as a measurement on my driving.
Well I feel the same about autopilot. It's nobodies business if my car is in cruise control or has lane keep on. The douchebags of the world don't need that little bit of intel.
 
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Well I feel the same about autopilot. It's nobodies business if my car is in cruise control or has lane keep on. The douchebags of the world don't need that little bit of intel.
If your in control I agree. If on autopilot I don’t.
 

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If your in control I agree. If on autopilot I don’t.
You can put whatever color mood mods you want on your truck.

Unless they pass a law requiring it between now and when the Cybertruck ships, it's not going to be an issue. If they do manage to pass a law between now and then, it'll be something I have to disable after I buy my truck.
 

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All I got out of this, half of us are below average 😳😂
 

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I have always thought that true Level 5 self-driving could actually be attained if EVERY car was on Level 5, but as long as there are humans driving who can swerve into you unexpectedly (for WHATEVER reason, no worries, they'll think of something to tell the officer after the accident).

But with a car at least warning others that it is in Autopilot (or whatever a carmaker names their driver assist function) I think that most (and I mean MOST) drivers would be mature and perhaps even curious enough to simply allow this blue-lit car to drive and see how it does...
 

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...and if it does well, maybe even consider getting one themselves.
 
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