Due to the litigation process, Tesla may experience delay in autopilot technology. More work needs to be done to ensure safety and reliability in autopilot.
Tesla autopilot technology in case
An accident involving Tesla on April 29, 2018 brought many negatives in autopilot technology. In the US state of North Carolina, a petition was submitted to the court about this accident. This accident, which occurred when the Tesla Model X was in autopilot mode and resulted in the death of a pedestrian, seems to cause Tesla’s work to be delayed.
Tesla does not accept any responsibility in this accident as in previous accidents. In the statement, it is stated that the autopilot mode is to support driving and does not mean full autonomous driving. However, drivers are always asked to maintain control in autopilot mode. In the event of an accident, it is stated that the ultimate responsible is the driver of the vehicle.
However, although Tesla makes these statements, there may be delays in the autopilot process due to the court. We can say that it will not be a surprise to change the name in this system, especially since users have a lot of confidence in autopilot technology.