We’ve been talking about it in the AEB thread but now that this is officially released I think it needs it’s own thread.
Anyone been watching the fail videos show up on the web?
This one you’ll want to jump ahead to 2:50.
My guess is an update is rolled out soon to disable it in most driving situations. It’s clearly not ready for prime time and Tesla’s “you need to keep your hands on the wheel at all times” isn’t going to protect them. A little disclaimer with the release isn’t going to absolve them from responsibility when the car will violently dive into oncoming traffic or at a curb with almost no warning. Even if you use the system as they advise, and keep your hands on the wheel while letting the autopilot guide the car how many people will react fast enough to catch it when it randomly dives for oncoming traffic.
My favorite part of this whole thing is how they keep comparing it to a commercial flight’s autopilot, where the pilot needs to always be ready to take over at any time. Ok, sure, but a plane isn’t cruising on autopilot a couple feet away from other oncoming planes or the ground. If a plane’s autopilot randomly hiccups and moves the plane 3 feet to the left it doesn’t matter. If your car suddenly jumps 3 feet to the left on a double yellow curve there’s a good chance you die in a horrific head on collision.