Monday, December 7, 2015

Tesla's Auto-Pilot Becomes More Dangerous

Tesla Model S
Once Tesla rolled out its new Autopilot software a few weeks ago, it wasn't long before everyone started seeing videos of Model S owners engaging in some downright foolish and dangerous behavior. While its perfectly understandable that Model S owners would want to explore and test out the full range of options Tesla's autopilot software provides, it seems that many owners have forgotten that carelessly cruising around in a nearly 5,000 pound car can easily inflict a lot of damage if driven irresponsibly.

That being the case, it’s hardly a surprise that Tesla, going forward, will be taking pro-active measures to limit some of the crazier things the public have seen Tesla Model S owners do. During Tesla’s most recent earnings conference call, CEO Elon Musk explained: "There’s been some fairly crazy videos on YouTube… this is not good. And we will be putting some additional constraints on when autopilot can be activated to minimize the possibility of people doing crazy things with it."

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