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Autopilot Slows in Icy Conditions

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Description

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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Category: Tags: entered 9-Oct-2019
dbop
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5 Comments

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
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.
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.
We shall not use Autopilot in winter on icy road.
It's yet an unreasonable expectation for Autopilot to deal with the adversities of inclement weather.