September 29, 2022

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Interest group: “Tesla’s self-driving function overlooks children” – picture and sound – news

Autopilot is terribly restricted by all kinds of legal requirements

Then I wonder if these legal requirements are sufficient. These statistics show that of the six fatal accidents, five were Tesla cars. Of the 392 accidents recorded, there were 273 Tesla cars again, which amounted to 70 percent …

Since Tesla is at the top of these numbers, novice drivers are no longer suitable. Unless a Teslas is driven by novice drivers :).

https://www.drive.com.au/… as-crash-statistics-2022/

Autopilot is the result of tens of thousands of hours of hard work.

This is irrelevant and says nothing about the product that was eventually developed, as long as it pertains to a commercial organization with very different interests from road users.

Autopilot is only released to market after extensive testing in a private and secure environment (yes, really).

Teslas has not yet been approved for autonomous driving. All responsibilities and risks are the responsibility of the driver.

News: California regulator: Tesla misleads the consumer by announcing…

By the way, this is mentioned on the Tesla website:

Autopilot and full self-driving capability

Autopilot is an advanced driver assistance system that enhances safety and comfort behind the wheel. When used correctly, the autopilot reduces the overall workload as a driver. Every new Tesla is equipped with eight external cameras and powerful vision processing to provide an extra layer of security. All vehicles designed for the North American market now use a camera-based Tesla Vision to offer autopilot features, rather than radar.

Autopilot comes standard on every new Tesla. For owners who have taken delivery of their cars without autopilot, there are multiple packages available for purchase, depending on when your vehicle was manufactured: Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot and full self-driving capability.

Autopilot, improved autopilot and fully autonomous driving capability designed for use with the fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is ready to take command at a moment’s notice. While these features are designed to become more capable over time, the features that are currently enabled do not make the vehicle autonomous.

Vehicles are neither self-driving nor self-driving, despite advertised as such.
The driver must be able to intervene at all times, even as a novice driver.

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https://www.tesla.com/support/autopilot

Autopilot, enhanced autonomous driving and fully autonomous driving features currently enabled require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. Complete autonomy will depend on achieving reliability well beyond human drivers as evidenced by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions. As autopilot capabilities, improved autopilot, and fully autonomous driving from Tesla evolve, your vehicle will be constantly upgraded with over-the-air software updates.

In my opinion, the problem lies in the fact that Tesla continues to use the terms self-driving and fully autonomous, while according to the same paragraph, this is not the case at all. This gives a wrong picture of reality. That’s why I don’t trust the system at all. In my opinion, reason enough to continue to reject fully autonomous driving, as the term can legally be defined, as opposed to Tesla’s marketing gimmicks.