Drive Wire For July 14, 2016: Consumer Reports Demands Tesla Change its Autopilot Feature
CR demands the automaker fundamentally rethink its self-driving system; Tesla says, “nah.”
On today's installment of Drive Wire, The Drive dissects the Consumer Reports demand that Tesla fundamentally change its Autopilot feature, asking the automaker to rename the system to be less misleading—CR contends the name suggests fully-autonomous capability—rejigger the self-steering system to include shorter intervals without the driver's hands on the wheel, and immediately cease Beta testing until the feature is deemed fully safe. Tesla's response read, in part, read: "We make our decisions on the basis of real-world data, not speculation by media." Check out the video, above, for the story.