16 May '18, 12pm

Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

In Tesla’s earnings call last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed a spate of crashes with cars using the automaker’s Autopilot system, noting that the crashes usually seem to involve experienced Tesla drivers who become complacent in using the system. On Monday, an article in the Wall Street Journal revealed, citing “people familiar with the discussions,” that Tesla had considered additional sensors such as eye-tracking cameras and sensors that can determine when a driver’s hands are on the wheel but rejected the suggestions, perhaps for cost but also because Musk said drivers might find the additional warnings annoying. DON’T MISS: Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash: ‘system safeguards lacking,’ says NTSB (2016) Some other automakers use such sensors on their adaptive driver assist systems, such as Cadillac with its Super Cruise and Mercedes-Benz with its Distronic system. Many ...

Full article: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116739_report-tesla...

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