Published: Mon, May 20, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot system is faulty?

Does Tesla need to accept its Autopilot system is faulty?

We still don't know why, but Tesla is now responding with a software update.

According to the Model 3 owner's manual, the vehicle "detects your hands by recognising light resistance as the steering wheel turns, or from you manually turning the steering wheel very lightly, without enough force to retake control". There was no attempt to avoid the crash by the driver or the Autopilot system. But Tesla says that its autopilot features require "active driver supervision" with their hands on the wheel and that the system is not autonomous.

The vehicle was traveling at about 68 miles (109 km) per hour (mph) on a highway with a 55-mph (89-kph) speed limit, and neither the system nor the driver made any evasive maneuvers, the agency said. The vehicle was travelling at 109 km/h when the accident occurred.

"The NTSB's report did not indicate the Tesla driver was at fault and said the investigation is ongoing".

In a statement, Tesla said it is "deeply saddened" by the accident but emphasized that it continues to believe the feature increases driver safety when used correctly. The driver was Jeremy Banner, 50.

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The crash renews questions about the driver-assistance system's ability to detect hazards and has sparked concerns about the safety of systems that can perform driving tasks for extended stretches of time with little or no human intervention, but which cannot completely replace human drivers. During investor presentations at the company's "Autonomy Day" last month, Musk said a network of autonomous Tesla taxis will be able to shuttle passengers by the end of next year.

In the tweet Musk said slow battery production was holding back deliveries of the Model 3 since July a year ago.

But some critics say that autopilot technology can give drivers a false sense of security, and that boosterism surrounding autonomous vehicles is setting the industry up for failure.

One of it took place in 2017 and the other in 2018. It's worth mentioning that the self-immolating Tesla in the Shanghai parking garage was an early model (you can tell by its older-style "grille" design, which was replaced by a grille-less face in 2017).

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