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According to CNET (This article and its images were originally posted on CNET June 25, 2018 at 11:33AM.)
Tesla’s “Ludicrous” vehicle mode is a phrase borrowed from Spaceballs, as is the “Plaid” mode. Now, Tesla’s turned to a different movie for its latest vehicle mode, this time on the .
It’s likely that this setting alludes to how much space the system requires between the Semi and a car behind it during automatic lane-change maneuvers. “Mad Max” won’t run another vehicle off the road, but it’s probably near the minimum allowable distance.
It’s possible that this setting could only exist for debugging purposes, and it might not make it to production. Musk didn’t offer any further information. Considering another tab on the Semi’s menu is “Developer Actions,” it’s likely that this system is still in an early form.
What I’d like to know, though, is how the “Augmented Vision” tab works. Autoblog posits that it’s probably just a fancy name for a head-up display, but knowing Musk, he might have something weird up his sleeve. Not as weird as, but hey, 2018 has proven thus far that just about anything is possible.
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