Here’s the confession:
The intent of the video was not to accurately portray what was available for customers …
What video? This video:
The video, which remains archived on Tesla’s website, was released in October 2016 and promoted on Twitter by Chief Executive Elon Musk as evidence that “Tesla drives itself.” […] When Tesla released the video, Musk tweeted, “Tesla drives itself (no human input at all) thru urban streets to highway to streets, then finds a parking spot.”
If the intent was not to accurately portray what was available then why was the CEO on Twitter promoting the video as evidence of what was available?
What parking spot? This parking spot:
Drivers intervened to take control in test runs [the engineer testified in court]. When trying to show the Model X could park itself with no driver, a test car crashed into a fence in Tesla’s parking lot, he said.
Tesla is just fraud.
Without fraud there would be no Tesla.
More to the point of this story, taken from a wrongful death lawsuit, dozens of people still would be alive today if they hadn’t become victims of Tesla fraud.
Here’s the real kicker to this story. The lawsuit shows that a highly skilled Apple engineer, who repeatedly noticed a defect in Tesla software, couldn’t prevent his own death from it.
The new documents offer clear confirmation of this claim. On at least two prior occasions, Huang’s Model X tried to steer into the concrete barrier at exactly the same spot along highway 101. Each time, Huang noticed the mistake and grabbed the wheel, steering it back into the correct lane.
That’s actually very similar to the lesson from the Boeing 737 MAX disaster, particularly the Ethiopian crash, where pilots fought with a design defect repeatedly before they tragically lost.
Now everyone should be asking why Tesla hasn’t been “grounded” — banned from operating on public roads.