Consumer Reports tested the latest version of Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot, which offers automatic lane changes, and came away with serious concerns.
“Navigate on Autopilot is based on map data, fleet data, and data from the vehicle’s sensors. However, it is the driver’s responsibility to remain in control of the car at all times, including safely executing lane changes.”
That runs contrary to human nature, and is far more dangerous than no autopilot at all. "Drivers" who are not driving get unavoidably distracted, in a way similar to texting while driving--or worse, since they get lulled into a false sense of security. They fail to see their impending death, or the impending death of others (3 times so far, with limited test cases--imagine millions of such vehicles). Then they get held liable for it (if they survive). No, thank you. Make it fully autonomous, or let me drive, with at best assists such as stability control, traction control and autobraking.
Consumer Reports tested the latest version of Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot, which offers automatic lane changes, and came away with serious concerns. no no
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