Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tesla Avoids Recall After Autopilot Crash Death

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, Tesla should just change the name of its Autopilot feature to avoid future lawsuits or more NHTSA investigations.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation after it found no evidence of a defect in the vehicle. Joshua Brown was killed when his car collided with a lorry while operating in Autopilot mode. Tesla has stated Autopilot is only designed to assist drivers, who must keep their hands on the wheel. The feature is intended to be used on the motorway, where is lets cars automatically change lanes and react to traffic.