Reply to post: Re: What a complete plonker!

Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road

DrXym Silver badge

Re: What a complete plonker!

He acted stupidly, but it is a natural consequence of semi autonomous driving systems. The more the system does, the less likely a driver is to be inattentive. Vehicles have to account for human nature and enforce attentiveness. If they don't get attentiveness they should slow down and disable the autonomous feature.

This has always been Tesla's failing. Tesla are quick to whip out metrics after an accident to "prove" they are not at fault. Yet their car's software allowed this situation to develop in the first place. The car fails to take into account human nature and allows them to take their hands off the wheel for too long. I even saw one Carwow review video where the car didn't even detect the reviewer releasing the wheel to demonstrate the failsafe behaviour. So Tesla are partly culpable for all these incidents.

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