( And why are we talking about autonomous cars? We don't have those yet. We have driver aids - and ALL of those aids are still ßeta (and any real definition of ßeta means "feature complete". with bugs to be resolved - and we're not even close to "feature complete" so, in reality, what we have now is αlpha code. )
We are only talking about autonomous/full self driving because that is what I was sold years ago. I agree to call it Beta you would at least think they would have to defined the capabilities of the software, And at least release the specs.
All the data that Tesla touts that proves their vehicles are safer when an auto pilot then without it’s somewhat misleading. Basically the way they should present the data is that the combination of the driver fully in control along with the automated auto pilot is safer than the driver alone. I don’t know that they have any auto-pilot data that is representative.
What will the city streets functionality be, we all have Fantasy Uncertainty and Doubt about his capabilities But none of us know what it will actually do. Again this is something I paid for almost 2 years ago.
I’ve been laughing at the roadster buzz from a little plaque they put up at a museum. Not a video of even a car doing 0 to 60 in 1.1 seconds. Instantly all the bloggers come out and say it’s been confirmed, the roadster I can really do 1.1 seconds. Nothing has been confirmed they put up a plaque at a museum, and Elon said it will have fart thrusters via tweet. They have taken the corporate mentality of a plaque and a promise. They brought it into modern times by adding a follow up tweet by Elon. Yeah they don’t need a PR department. They get all the marketing they need from existing customers, and by giving away free roadsters fantasies
Also removing radar was a terrible move. It’s one thing if you never had it. The first time a Tesla runs over a kid without a radar, I would imagine the Defense for the victim would certainly ask is there anyway this tragedy could’ve been prevented if there was radar in the car. It’s one thing I have never had radar and be able to honestly answer we don’t know but we don’t think so. It’s another thing to have millions of miles of radar data showing that in fact it might’ve helped even in the slightest way to save the kids life. You would think if there was a supply chain issue tesla would’ve recalled early model teslas they did not purchase full self driving and Rob the radar is out of them. I still think it is a patent infringement issue where Tesla wants to be the only vision only Supplier and if they can make that work they would have a lock on it. It’s only my belief but I’m trying to find something that makes sense. But they did spend money on aero wheels, and cut weight by reducing insulation. I’ve got extended range but terrible road noise, which sadly sometimes my immersive sound can just barely overcome.
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