[ExI] Man dies while driven by Tesla Autopilot

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 02:07:57 UTC 2016

On 06/30/2016 03:55 PM, BillK wrote:
> First fatality of robot cars.
> <http://ideas.4brad.com/man-dies-while-driven-tesla-autopilot>
> Quote:
> Tesla is a “supervised” system where the driver is required to agree
> they are monitoring the system and will take control in the event of
> any problem.
> A core issue is that the autopilot works too well, and I have seen
> reports from many Tesla drivers of them trusting it far more than they
> should. The autopilot is fine if used as Tesla directs, but the better
> it gets, the more it encourages people to over-trust it.
> -----------

As I understand it the driver was speeding.  So there doesn't seem to be
a lot of evidence the autopilot was at fault. 

- samantha

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