Today my Model 3 was minding its own business cruising along quietly, and making its occupant feel rather safe and comfortable by steering automatically and keeping proper distance to other vehicles, when this happened:
I mean, come on! “Autosteer” on a motorbike? This is what we are up against? No wonder it takes so long for any full self-driving system to work, when you are dealing with raving lunatics like this on the roads. Thank God this person made it through this time. Imagine the carnage and trauma he could have caused. Well, if he keeps this up, it is of course just a matter of time before he has to take responsibility for life lost, most likely his own.
I have long been an advocate for full self-driving, and since I work at the local institute of forensic medicine, I can’t help looking at this statistically. I know that robocars will fail once in a while, and those accidents will be bizarre and create headlines, but we must acknowledge that human error is the cause of the vast majority of traffic fatalities in the world today, and some will obviously never learn.
Can’t wait to hand over full control (and liability) to the Tesla artificial mastermind of full self driving. Until then, please drive carefully!