Tesla Model S May Have Autopilot Fraud
If you were paying out for a vehicle that comes with Autopilot you might be led to believe that the vehicle would offer a self-driving experience. However Autopilot only offers semi-autonomous driving.
People have been paying more attention to the Autopilot of the Tesla Model S since the death of a driver when they crashed into a tractor and trailer and the Autopilot was engaged.
However Tesla has said that the accident wasn’t due to the Autopilot system, even though the system was in use at the time of the accident.
They said that it could have been down to the hardware of the camera and the radar which might not have detected the tractor and it didn’t put the brake on. Or it may have been the feature that stops false braking on the radar and the camera and it didn’t put the brake on after misreading the truck.
So in either case it looks like it wasn’t the Autopilot that was to blame. The semi-autonomous system adds on adaptive cruise control, lane changing assistance and lane keeping assistance.
The system helps with the steering along with the speed adjustments and keeping in the right lane along with moving lanes, but it doesn’t affect the brakes. Tesla said that the driver is the only one that should be responsible for safety when driving.
Of course there are many people who might be surprised by the fact that Autopilot doesn’t offer up automated braking due to the way that Tesla promoted it.