DJP31 wrote:jont- wrote:DJP31 wrote:I drive a Tesla and I stopped watching after a couple of minutes. Autopilot is designed for motorways, dual carriageways and A roads with clearly defined lane markings. It is absolutely not designed to be used in the town/city centre environment. This was amply demonstrated by the number of times he had to disengage Autopilot.
So why don't they geofence it then?
/oh wait, that would mean they couldn't do beta testing on the cheap, putting unsuspecting members of the public at risk
I don’t know why it’s not limited only to the roads it’s designed for, but even then you have Darwin Award contenders. If it were up to me when the car uploads the driving data to the Mothership, if it was identified Autopilot had been used in these circumstances I’d disable the feature on that car.
It's obvious why it's not limited - they want the data from situations where it can't cope to be able to improve it. Unfortunately this involves fatal downsides, but their lawyers have so far given them enough get-out-of-jail free cards. If they can't control it, they should be regulated, but we know how slow governments are and how big pockets tech has, particularly in the US.
They also benefit from the soshul meedja attention from the videos like the one you shared because it appeals to many of the people that buy teslas.