A Report Alleges That Tesla’s Autopilot Mode Is Unsafe
Safety experts said that Tesla's $15 thousand system is "falling far short of delivering on the car-maker's promise of vehicles that can drive themselves."
A report has been filed targeting the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot mode.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 736 crashes of Teslas with Autopilot have occurred since 2019. At least seventeen people died in those accidents.
Safety experts say the increase in crashes is related to the expanded roll-out of ‘Full Self Driving’ technology. Safety experts also said that Tesla’s $15 thousand system is “falling far short of delivering on the car-maker’s promise of vehicles that can drive themselves” and alleged that the technology is prone to making mistakes which can lead to accidents and deaths.
Tesla has not yet commented on the accusations but did state that the automation technology does require the human driver to monitor the vehicle and remain in control at all times even when in auto-pilot mode.