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A Less Automatic Autopilot - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2016 in Tesla
imageA Less Automatic Autopilot - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

The latest version of Tesla's Autopilot now forces you to grab the wheel on occasion to keep it from shutting down.

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  • lmbvettelmbvette South FloridaMember Posts: 93
    As a person who works in the software industry, Tesla did what we refer to as testing in production. Most in the industry know this is a terrible idea, as there is a risk to data being lost or a company being fined. However, at Tesla, there are literally lives as risk.

    Based on the name of the system and the changes that they've recently made, I suspect that there will be a very big settlement in the near future regarding the crashes/deaths of Teslas using the feature.
    Don't worry about what other people think. Drive what makes you happy.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    edited September 2016
    "...one major factor was that too many owners were putting too much trust in the system."

    It seems to me that the technology wasn't unreliable, but the operators were...thus, Tesla had no choice but to update in this way.

    PEBKAC can be cited in pretty much any industry, including this one.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 53,670
    Solution as installed on a MB with Drivers Assistance features over 2 years ago:



    For Tesla, they should have never called it "autopilot", and should have realized how the feature would play into the egos and fantasies of the tech dork fanbase.
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