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The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

Alienrat

Re: Hmm

Blaming the autopilot would be pointless, since it isn't an "autopilot" and isn't supposed to be used that way.

Is it not? On the page entitled 'Autopilot' on the tesla website at https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/autopilot

it states:

Full Self-Driving Capability

... The system is designed to be able to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat. ....

All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, the car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination or just home if nothing is on the calendar. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed. When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you

So I don't see why it is fair to blame people for assuming it is exactly what it is advertised as

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