Monday, May 14, 2018

Tesla Cut Additional Autopilot Safety Features Due To Cost

Although something like this is totally believable, you should keep in mind this is one of those "according to people familiar with the discussions" kind of stories.

Long before the fatal crash of a Tesla car in March, some developers of the vehicle’s Autopilot system expressed concern there weren’t enough safeguards to ensure drivers remained attentive, people familiar with the discussions said. Tesla Inc.’s engineers repeatedly discussed adding sensors that would ensure drivers look at the road or keep their hands on the wheel both before and after the driver-assistance system was introduced in 2015, these people said.