The CEO of Tesla dangerously tried to rebrand simplistic cruise control with lane assist as “full self driving“.
His fraud car finally is being held somewhat accountable by the U.S. government.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the Tesla software allows a vehicle to “exceed speed limits or travel through intersections in an unlawful or unpredictable manner increases the risk of a crash.” […] The recall covers 2016-2023 Model S and Model X vehicles, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles equipped with FSD Beta software or pending installation. U.S. senators… said the recall was “long overdue,” adding, “Tesla must finally stop overstating the real capabilities of its vehicles.”
The recall is for every single Tesla FSD on the road.
Surely everyone now realizes just how much money was wasted, how the market has been poisoned. Expensive “full of shit driving”, sold as a safety feature, instead has been involved many crashes and fatalities.
There is overwhelming evidence (as I loudly warned in my presentations since 2016) that Tesla software is unsafe, performing below any human driver. Worse, there’s evidence that human driver performance declines in a Tesla.
We’re talking here about really basic stuff, not even student driver stuff, like “rolling through some stop signs and driving the wrong way down one-way streets”.
Tesla officially failed a reasonable test, which means its owners should immediately file class action lawsuits.
The problem with its recall is that Tesla engineering is always so rushed to market and awful they regress safety when trying to fix their design failures.
Rapidly dumping bad code on top of bad code doesn’t improve bad code… one of their attempts at a recent recall just increased the danger. Their 2.0 was significantly worse at safety than their 1.0 version.
Moreover, Tesla removed hardware sensors that are necessary to prevent harm. They’re still not admitting that massive failure.
It’s a little like VW removing diesel cleaning hardware to cheat the law, except in Tesla’s case their cheats are actually killing people. A LOT of people.
The recall says everyone near a Tesla may be in immediate danger.
Think about that when you see any Tesla, and how their CEO repeatedly lies about solving hardware problems with magic software. No wonder I’ve been calling them a national security threat.
They run stop signs by design, FFS.
Ban Tesla already.
Clearly Tesla has repeatedly lied about safety and their CEO believes he can say anything with abandon to make money, even as hundreds are killed. It’s called permanent improvisation, or lawlessness.
The dumb irony in this story is Tesla shamelessly tells everyone its snake oil is a cure for cancer, and then it wants to personally regulate everyone on the importance of narrow and specific word definitions.
[Tesla PR] tweeted on Thursday that the word “recall” for an over-the-air software update is “anachronistic and just flat wrong!”
Yo yo yo, stop calling your basic lane assist “full self driving” and maybe someone will believe you really care about any meaning in words.
FSD has been the very literal definition of anachronistic, future capability indefinitely delayed. And it’s constantly been flat wrong, killing dozens at least. Anyone with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calling them “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) or other similar terms can be judged as FLAT WRONG.
Intentional disinformation about ADAS features (e.g. Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD only handle basic tasks — steering, braking, and acceleration — in basic scenarios) should be punishable. Tesla IS NOT CAPABLE full self driving, and their sloppy use of language has been killing a LOT of people.
What’s the harm in using the word recall for an actual recall? Yeah, it’s the right word and Elon Musk is obviously FLAT WRONG for demanding people use words only in ways that benefit him personally.
In related news, the co-founder of Tesla calls full-of-shit driving (FSD) just “risky crap” for short.
Let’s face it, Tesla thinks profit comes from destroying all safety regulations, destroying truth and science, so it can get away saying anything and profiting from fraud.
Would you expect anything more from them after they announced “driverless” would be completely solved by 2018 and they recommended drivers then go to sleep?
Talk about being DEAD wrong! The recall is small step and doesn’t go far enough.
Without fraud there would be no Tesla.