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FYI for those wanting to see the raccoon segment but without much time, the raccoon-crossing is at 2:40 in the 10x (faster version) video.
 

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It was quick so easy to miss. In the slower version it's around 6:40. Or you can use the time stamp where it's at 24:40.

This is very impressive given how difficult the driving is.
 

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The comment section is interesting, ranging from "faked video" to "Tesla is way ahead", lol. No way can GM's Cruise automation be doing this or be better than Tesla, apparently. :)
 

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The funny thing? You watch the Tesla video and compare.

Tesla Motors referred to General Motor's autonomous software as mere 'demoware' when compared to their system.

If demoware still means what it used to, it is software that will only do certain predefined and tested functions and nothing else.
 

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The funny thing? You watch the Tesla video and compare.

Tesla Motors referred to General Motor's autonomous software as mere 'demoware' when compared to their system.

If demoware still means what it used to, it is software that will only do certain predefined and tested functions and nothing else.
Certain predefined and tested functions like stopping at red lights, stopping and moving around random double parked cars, slowing down for random raccoons, stopping for random people, making safe left and right turns while in traffic, navigating down roads with little or no markings, pulling to the side of a road, safely merging back onto the road, and just generally cruising around a busy city like San Francisco. Seems like a pretty compelling "demo". Remove the raccoon and that sounds like a typical day for me behind the wheel. :)

At the end of the day, competition is a good thing. I am rooting for all of them.
 

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Certain predefined and tested functions like stopping at red lights, stopping and moving around random double parked cars, slowing down for random raccoons, stopping for random people, making safe left and right turns while in traffic, navigating down roads with little or no markings, pulling to the side of a road, safely merging back onto the road, and just generally cruising around a busy city like San Francisco. Seems like a pretty compelling "demo". Remove the raccoon and that sounds like a typical day for me behind the wheel. :)

At the end of the day, competition is a good thing. I am rooting for all of them.
For demoware, all the cars and pedestrians must act on cue. It is supposed to show what the system will do in the future by 'play acting' what it will look like when finished. Sort of like a movie stunt or Powerpoint presentation.
 

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For demoware, all the cars and pedestrians must act on cue.
Exactly, that's the hardest part of demoware: getting people, other San Fran cars and even raccoons trained to act their part in this staged endeavor... :)
 
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