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Tesla's "saucy operation" raises huge doubts: Autopilot automatically exits 1 second

Date:2022-06-21   Author:XINDA MOTOR

Recently, a document released by NHTSA, the official US department, brought Tesla to the forefront again, and some netizens even described the findings of this investigation as "epic".

According to the "qubit" report, the U.S. Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a sentence that is particularly striking in the exposed documents: Autopilot aborted vehicle control less than one second prior to the first impact. seconds, Autopilot aborts control of the vehicle.)

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Many netizens have started to question: With such a design, Tesla can deny that the accident was because of Autopilot?

It is reported that last year, many car owners complained that Tesla broke into the scene of the accident with the automatic driving system Autopilot turned on, and hit an emergency vehicle, a police car or an accident vehicle parked on the side of the road.

NHTSA, which has been investigating this since last August, found that in 16 of these crashes, the majority of vehicles had Autopilot activated forward collision warning (FCW) before the collision.

The automatic emergency braking (AEB) of about half of the vehicles subsequently also actively intervened. But in the end they all failed (one person died unfortunately).

Horribly, on average, in all 16 crashes, Autopilot aborted control less than a second before the actual impact of the car. And this, there is not enough time for human drivers to take over.

At present, the investigation is still ongoing, and Tesla has not made further explanations on the matter. The NHTSA reminds that there are currently no fully autonomous vehicles on the market. "Every vehicle requires the driver to be in control at all times, and all state laws hold the driver responsible for the operation of his vehicle."