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Tesla Autopilot nags drivers to hold the wheel more often

By Engadget

In light of recent crashes where Tesla said drivers didn't pay sufficient attention while on Autopilot, it's rolling out updates to address the problem. The first one, issued several days ago, nagsRead full story

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  • Driver assisted mechanisms will only diminish the amount of attention and competency that drivers demonstrate because they feel it’s no longer necessary, even if they’re not consciously making the decision to drive with less caution. Driverless cars are the way to go, Elon.

  • “Tesla is trying to find a balance between the potential benefits of Autopilot and terrible human behavior. “

    That in my view is really a sisyphean problem to solve... Only level 5 autonomy could potentially solve it! Also calling it terrible human behavior is incorrect. If something is called an autopilot and behaves mostly like an autopilot it is normal tendency to treat it like one thus complacency is a natural outcome...

    In a car today, everything is really generally absolute - You brake it

    “Tesla is trying to find a balance between the potential benefits of Autopilot and terrible human behavior. “

    That in my view is really a sisyphean problem to solve... Only level 5 autonomy could potentially solve it! Also calling it terrible human behavior is incorrect. If something is called an autopilot and behaves mostly like an autopilot it is normal tendency to treat it like one thus complacency is a natural outcome...

    In a car today, everything is really generally absolute - You brake it brakes, you accelerate it does, and cruise control does just that. This is probably a first where it “sort of does that” so will take everyone a while to understand how to use it and when not to use it....

  • Sounds like my family

  • This is really interesting in light of Musk's promise that full autonomy will be rolled out in August. Hopefully they're trying it create a driver culture of enjoying the reduced workload, but continuing to actively pay attention. Like it or not, every single accident even tangentially related to Tesla's autopilot will receive the full Gambit of media coverage, so it's absolutely in Tesla's best interest to make sure people use its tech properly.

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