2016 Tesla Model S: Has There Been Huge Autopilot Fraud?
The Autopilot name might have some people believe that they are paying money for a vehicle that is going to drive itself, when in fact the vehicle is only semi-autonomous.
A great deal of attention has to be paid when driving around in the 2016 Tesla Model S even if you have engaged the Autopilot, since the demise of Joshua Brown, who passed away when the Tesla Model S he was in with Autopilot engaged, crashed.
Tesla said that the crash may have been down to other failures but that it wasn’t the fault of the Autopilot system. It has been said that perhaps the camera and radar hardware didn’t pick up on the fact that the tractor was close and so it didn’t engage the brake. Or that the system which stops false braking from the radars and camera misread the truck and possibly didn’t put the brakes on.
Tesla said that the auto-braking setup failure of the Tesla Model S may have been responsible for the accident, but it wasn’t the Autopilot fault. The system brings in adaptive cruise control along with lane change assist and lane keeping assist features.
This means that Autopilot is there to help with the steering, speed adjustment and in keeping or moving lanes, however doesn’t brake. The driver of the vehicle should be the one that is responsible for their own safety and the Autopilot isn’t to blame.
To hear Tesla say that automated braking isn’t one factor of the Autopilot system is something that most people would find surprising. Tesla was promoting the system and this makes it easy to think that there would be automatic braking in the vehicle, along with lane changing features.