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The problem is that the Tesla AEB system isn't. It is common for a Tesla to hit a car or truck in front of it. It simply does not work well.
 

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Also note that the NHTSA AEB report is based entirely on Tesla Motors supplied data.

It is very strange indeed that the insurance companies are repairing front end collisions when the AEB has zero complaints filed.
 

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People that feel the need for speed should take advantage of race tracks that offer "experiences" and training. Besides, you get to abuse a car other than your own! I have a Mazda MX5 that is a ton of fun to drive, but I still would resist the opportunity to run it on the track....I just don't want to break anything. I drive my Volt like an old man, but I still really enjoy driving it and trying to max out my range by driving "smartly".....or "bigly" as someone else might say!
Autocross is how to have safe fun with your Miata or test the limits of your Volt. Speeds are normally 60mph max, there is nothing to hit but cones, and it is not 'door-to-door', it's a time trial where get a timeslip instead of checkered flag. They are inexpensive, all over the US, and you use your own car.

I'm of the belief that everybody should learn to handle a car that has exceeded it's limits of traction or rotational energy. It could save your life or the lives of others. Most folk learn what oversteer or understeer is by accident. Literally.
 

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Was AP engaged with those collisions? My first thought was teenagers being given the fob. In any event, the frequency is surprising.
AEB is separate from Autopilot AFAIK. If you don't order AP2, you still get AEB. Whether it actually works is subject to some debate.
 
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