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Dancing Pedestrians Are Tesla’s New “Dancing Cars”

Dancing pedestrians have been spotted by Tesla’s evolving Autopilot system, or something like that. The dancing pedestrians probably remind many of us of those dancing cars from Autopilot’s somewhat earlier days.

In a new video shared by Nikola Pro on Twitter, his vehicle sees not just a cyclist, but also a pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk. As the person gets closer toward the left of the screen, he seems to bust a move. Apparently, though, this is not how the pedestrian behaved.

The fact that Tesla has given its vehicles the ability to “see” its surroundings is something that sounds like science fiction, but this evolving technology has improved Tesla vehicle safety dramatically so far, even if the visualizations the driver sees don’t always make sense.

Many owners were divided over the dancing cars in the visualization screen. Some saw it as a feature, others saw it as annoying. The dancing cars would most often show up when Tesla owners were sitting at a red light while at a complete stop. Sometimes the visualization would get the cars next to the Tesla mixed up as well.

In Megan’s tweet above, her car seemed to mistake a Model X for a semi truck. This was back in 2019, which was around the time neighboring cars were still dancing.

To me, seeing Tesla face these little bugs and challenges is almost like watching a baby kitten learn to walk, and eventually run. At first, he wobbles with his tail sticking straight up, and then he eventually shows confidence as he gains balance over time. These dancing cars were like that, in my opinion.

In any case, it’s fun watching Tesla develop and grow in real-time.

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Johnna Crider is a Louisiana native who likes crawfish, gems, minerals, EVs, and advocates for sustainability. Johnna is also the host of GettingStoned.online, a jewelry artisan and a $TSLA shareholder.


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