Tesla’s SEC public disclosure filings have revealed that it received requests from the DOJ (US Department of Justice) for documents related to “Autopilot and FSD” (Full of Shit Driving) features.
Tesla has a long habit of doing exactly what everyone says is wrong.
One example is that when the U.S. government was cracking down on VW for diesel emissions… Tesla acquired giant dirty diesel generators to power its regressive charging stations as the future of “environmental” electric cars. It was disinformation.
Nobody stopped them.
Another example is when an owner tried to sue the company after he fell asleep and killed a cyclist, Tesla announced it was soon deploying Autopilot for owners to be able to fall asleep. It was disinformation.
Nobody stopped them.
And so the obvious question, given serial liars who for over a decade have flagrantly ignored pubic safety for self-enrichment, is where does the buck stop in America… if ever?
In 2016 I gave expert security presentations to show how dangerous and deceptive Tesla was while not being regulated adequately. Such a low quality car company with harmful engineering standards should have had their product grounded back then.
In case you didn’t hear, because of the loud parade of spontaneous combustion news, the following is what you still should expect from a brand new 2023 Tesla:
Much to his surprise, @preneh24 reports that the steering wheel of his new Tesla Model Y came off while he and his family were traveling on the freeway…. “We lost trust in Tesla and would greatly appreciate this car be taken back and full refund be issued. I feel safety is more important than tech car,” he wrote in the tweet.
Fact: safety versus tech car is a false choice. Many tech cars are safe. Tesla is neither a tech car nor safe.
Bernie Madoff couldn’t make a worse car.
It has been clear for almost a decade that many more people would die from the Tesla fraud, cynically self-described by them as having “fun” tricking people into unnecessary risks (the CEO referred to NHTSA anti-fraud work as the “fun police“).
And so it happened as predicted. Other car brands report their safest years in history, yet the Tesla death tolls grow higher and higher as they continually fraudulently promise to be the safest car on the road.
Bogus “Driverless” and bogus “Autopilot” and bogus “Full Self Driving” all were a key element to the false promise of safety, which they might as well have declared would cure pandemics, poverty and world hunger too.
…like making Big Macs a mandatory part of all grade-school lunches because the CEO of McDonald’s says he dreams of the Big Mac one day preventing cancer.
Apparently people now are shocked to hear a Tesla engineer testify in a wrongful death case: his CEO intentionally decieved customers about safety with grossly doctored evidence to juice sales/stock and ruin market competition.
Anyone worried about “deep fakes” in 2023 should be looking at Tesla PR since 2016.
The decision to advertise partial lane assist with serious safety flaws as FULL Self Driving when it was well known to be on the complete opposite end of automation (barely Level 2), was a callous disregard for human life.
How could any of this still be a surprise? That’s the power of disinformation.
Nobody stopped them.
A 1990s Mercedes is far more capable at self-driving than any Tesla, yet somehow the Tesla CEO who has no idea how to build cars is allowed to flagrantly sell dangerous snake-oil that repeatedly kills people.
Now comes the Department of Justice asking for files, to look into what everyone already knows is by design a total fraud.
The regulators can’t bring back the hundreds of dead, but maybe they can deliver justice for the many victims of Tesla…
Tesla deaths as of 2/2/2023: 356 (Killed by Autopilot: 19)
Did you know 23 Ford Pinto deaths caused national outrage?
Americans serving jury duty eventually became so offended by evidence of Ford downplaying the significance of deadly vehicle fires (an obvious and odious failure of “self-regulation”) that punitive and even criminal charges were floated against the car maker.
Tesla is long overdue for punitive and even criminal charges.