Friday, July 15, 2016

Tesla Autopilot Too Much, Too Soon, Consumer Reports Warns - Bloomberg

Also see Tesla Won’t Be Able to Put Crash Defense on Autopilot (Bloomberg); meanwhile, Elon Musk notes (on Twitter): "Onboard vehicle logs show Autopilot was turned off in Pennsylvania crash. Moreover, crash would not have occurred if it was on."
"In an unusual move, Consumer Reports has called Tesla's Autopilot "Too Much Autonomy Too Soon" and called on the automaker to disable the hands-free feature until its safety can be improved. The system has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of a fatal May 7 crash in Florida, which U.S. safety regulators are investigating.

"By marketing their feature as 'Autopilot,' Tesla gives consumers a false sense of security," said Laura MacCleery, vice president of consumer policy and mobilization for Consumer Reports, in the article published Thursday."
Tesla Autopilot Too Much, Too Soon, Consumer Reports Warns - Bloomberg
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