How Many News Orgs & Tesla Critics Will Now Share That Autopilot Was Not On In Houston Tesla Crash?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 16:47:09 +0000

I saw it again yesterday — a major media outlet (a major tech outlet even) was writing a story about Elon Musk and Tesla and added the false information that the Tesla Model S P100DL that recently crashed in Houston, resulting in the death of two men in the car, was on Autopilot. It was […]

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These Are The 3 Huge Disagreements Regarding Tesla’s Autonomy Path Being Good Or Bad

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 15:16:42 +0000

I just spent about two hours watching YouTuber Warren Redlich and Jason Torchinsky of talk about (mostly argue about) Tesla and the path to fully autonomous vehicles. I’m quite familiar with the fundamentals of the technological debate over how to achieve fully autonomous driving, and they’ve changed very little over the years. However, it occurred to […]

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Beta Testing Tesla FSD On Public Roads Is How You Enhance Safety

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 01:19:08 +0000

A new product is seldom without flaws. There is an old saying about new houses. When you buy a new house, just finished by the builder, let your enemy live in it the first year. Let a friend live in it the second year, move into it to live there yourself the third year. This […]

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No, Media & Politicians — Autopilot & TACC Weren’t On In The Houston Crash

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 19:00:13 +0000

After listening to the Tesla Q1 earnings call the other day, I wrote an article about new information that was revealed about the tragic crash that occurred near Houston, Texas. From what I had heard, it was apparent that neither Autopilot nor TACC (traffic-aware cruise control) were in use at the time of the crash, […]

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An Example of “Humanpilot” Rivaling Autopilot’s Safety

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:47:47 +0000

One silly thing I see on social media from time to time are “Humanpilot” posts. They all follow this same basic recipe: Find a video of someone doing something incredibly stupid with a car Share the video, or add it into a social media post Say something about how dangerous “Humanpilot” is, how it needs […]

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Tesla Autopilot/FSD Labelers Increasingly … On Autopilot

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:10:25 +0000

One of the subtler but I think most noteworthy announcements from this week’s Tesla conference call concerned the ongoing development of Tesla’s Autopilot/”Full Self-Driving”* firmware suite. Before we get into that, though, let’s go back a bit to include some historical context. Previously, two years ago, Tesla “labelers” were labeling pictures taken by Tesla vehicle […]

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What Happens If You Ignore Tesla Autopilot, Fall Asleep Driving, Or Try To Mess Around? (3-Part Video Series)

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 11:00:08 +0000

Nash from “Tesla in the Gong” is a Tesla owner in Australia who often shares videos of his experiences with his Teslas. He has shared a three-part video series in response to the Consumer Reports tests on Tesla’s Autopilot. Recently, Consumer Reports shared how one can manipulate Tesla’s Autopilot into thinking there is a driver […]

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Advertising Comparison: Tesla Autopilot vs. GM Super Cruise

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:39:36 +0000

Tesla keeps coming under fire regarding its Autopilot feature and how it is marketed or presented. I wanted to dive into this with a comparison I’ve seen floating around on Twitter. That comparison is between Tesla Autopilot and GM Super Cruise. You can see in the images below how each company with their driver-assist features […]

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Add Monitoring Cameras To Everything. For The Children.

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 23:02:43 +0000

Chances are you’ve heard about Consumer Reports seeing if they could get a Tesla to drive without a driver. Spoiler: They did it on a closed track, but they had to bypass two safety systems to do it. Their conclusion was that Teslas need yet another safety barrier to keep idiots from abusing Autopilot. Like […]

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Some Thoughts on the Tesla Crash In Texas & Comparison of Autopilot with 2020 Vehicle Crash Data

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:30:32 +0000

Something horrible happened this weekend, Two men died as a result of someone misusing a Tesla. The Wall Street Journal reported that the authorities thought the vehicle was driving without anyone in the drivers seat. This led to a huge uproar and the resurfacing of old, baseless myths about Tesla Autopilot along with more general […]

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