Friday July 15, 2016

Consumer Reports Calls On Tesla to Disable Autopilot

Do you agree with Consumer Reports' call for Tesla's Autopilot to be disabled? I mean, we all know you are a moron if you fall asleep or watch a movie while Autopilot "drives," but it might be in Tesla's best interest as far as lawsuits and bad publicity goes.

The company’s aggressive roll-out of self-driving technologyآ—in what it calls a "beta-test"آ—is forcing safety agencies and automakers to reassess the basic relationship between human drivers and their increasingly sophisticated cars. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sent a letter to Tesla requesting detailed information about Autopilot, including any design changes and updates to the system, as well as detailed logs of when the system has prompted drivers to take over steering.