Autopilot Slows in Icy Conditions

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If ice conditions are detected by outside temps, traction control slippage detection, and perhaps weather reports, reduce the Autopilot speed below the speed limit.

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Winter is coming. Often ice at intersections gets polished by people spinning their tires. Also multi-car pile-ups on highways. It would be nice for TACC/AP to drive more slowly based on road conditions, traffic reports, etc.

I don’t know how they do it, but use info like this maybe: https://roadreports.ama.ab.ca/

This is really complicated, but worth a lot too. On an icy winter day, we can have 100+ car accidents in my city alone.

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     Created 9-Oct-2019
dbop
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5 Comments

It's yet an unreasonable expectation for Autopilot to deal with the adversities of inclement weather.
    Created 1-Feb-2020
We shall not use Autopilot in winter on icy road.
    Created 31-Jan-2020
These are things that competent drivers do naturally. Reduced lighting, reduced visibility, increased traffic, reduced vehicle spacing, reduced lateral visibility, etc. should all warrant slight-to-moderate reductions in speed. Even seeing lots of taillights in the distance. I would/will not trust AP until it can do what I do naturally and weather events are one instance of this.
    Created 3-Jan-2020
Jack
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Or even possibly easier to implement - a flag the driver can set themselves if they notice a situation where it's warranted.  Something simple like hitting a button on the screen which reduces all speed limits by 20% or whatever the driver prefers.
    Created 21-Nov-2019
should be auto enabled if a TC/ABS/EPS event has occurred

maybe report these events to a shared location server, so other cares can know that there is reduced traction
    Created 6-Nov-2019