The magazine also said nearly all of the Model 3's controls are on a center touch screen direction with no gauges on the dashboard and few buttons inside the car. This forces drivers to take several steps to do simple tasks and can cause driver distraction, the magazine said. … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Model 3 doesn’t get Consumer Reports’ recommended buy rating
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The highly influential nonprofit organization, which tests and rates a variety of consumer products from appliances to vehicles, said it compared Cadillac’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot with similar systems from Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Zhejiang Geely’s [GEELY.UL] Volvo Car Corp. Nissan’s ProPilot Assist was ranked third and Volvo’s Pilot Assist fourth. … [Read more...] about Cadillac Edges Tesla In Semi-Automated Driving Test
Tesla and other domestic brands landed in the bottom half of Consumer Reports' latest reliability rankings, which covers 29 automakers. The most reliable new cars come from Asian brands led by Lexus, Toyota and Mazda. … [Read more...] about CHP Slows Down in Front of Tesla on Autopilot to Pull Over Sleeping Driver
Findings of the NTSBOn Sept. 12, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board released a statement about the accident following its investigation of what happened. According to the NTSB, the Tesla Model S had an autopilot system with operational limitations, and these limitations played a major role in causing the collision. The NTSB said that the autopilot system was flawed because it was not able to make certain that the drivers were paying attention when the vehicles were traveling at high speeds. The system also did not have controls in place to limit the types of roads on which it could be used. Finally, the autopilot system did not have any sensors to monitor the drivers’ engagement. … [Read more...] about Is Tesla Autopilot Killing People?
Lastly, NHTSA did not seem concerned that Tesla had deployed safety improvements after the accident in the ordinary course, as opposed to doing so as part of a “safety bulletin” or “recall.” Safety agencies tend to be wary of companies that provide supplemental safety information outside the context of a formal recall, sometimes labeling these efforts unacceptable “stealth recalls.” With ADAS systems, however, over-the-air updates are key to improving the algorithms that drive their functionality. As a result, it would be imprudent for companies to withhold routine safety improvements or for safety agencies to demand a recall every time a company could improve safety at no additional consumer cost. … [Read more...] about Truly Exonerated? NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation