Tesla’s autopilot program failed the test
Tesla advises customers that autopilot is nothing but an assistance system, and therefore a person in the driver’s seat must keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times. In fact, the software should notice this and issue warning tones if this is not the case. But in Consumer Reports testing, the system not only failed to ensure that the driver was able to drive the steering wheel at all times – according to the report, he was not even able to determine if the driver’s seat was occupied at all. “Tesla lags behind other carmakers like General Motors and Ford when it comes to models with advanced driver assistance programs that use technology that ensures the driver can monitor the road,” says consumer reports expert Jake Fischer.
Tesla Autopilot: The Next Level in Development
A statement from Tesla is currently unavailable. The electric car manufacturer of star entrepreneur Elon Musk has long been pressured to justify itself over the term “autopilot”. Critics find the name an exaggeration that may lead to neglect of use. This discussion must continue to gain momentum. Because Tesla calls even the next evolutionary phase of the program, which is currently in the testing phase, “fully autonomous driving,” although it remains an assist system by current standards. (With materials of dpa.)