Monday October 10, 2016

German Report Calls Tesla’s Autopilot A "Hazard"

I wish people would get this right. Why doesn't anyone seem to understand that the feature, when used correctly, is not a hazard. It's the stupid "Autopilot" name that is a hazard to (dumb) people's safety.

A new study from Germany’s Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) found that the autopilot feature of the Tesla Model S constitutes a "considerable traffic hazard," according to a report in Der Spiegel. Unsurprisingly, Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t agree and today said in a tweet that those reports were "not actually based on science," and repeated that "Autopilot is safer than manually driven cars."