This post is by Unknown from West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more)
This just in…
“Consumers should never attempt to create their own test scenarios or use real people, and especially children, to test the performance of vehicle technology,” @NHTSAgov says after Tesla owners post videos putting FSD to the test with child pedestrians. https://t.co/z054vjWdqi— Craig Trudell (@crtrud) August 17, 2022
I was just going to throw this in with the rest in a Tuesday Tweets post, but I decided it needed a post of its own.
Rob Stumpf writing for the Drive.
Video of the test was released earlier this week and shows a Tesla Model 3 repeatedly striking a small, stationary dummy directly in front of the car while supposedly operating on Tesla’s controversially named Full Self-Driving Beta software. However, clips from the video led some online publications to instead call the test a “smear campaign” under the notion that FSD was not actually engaged, and after further evidence emerged that FSD was engaged during the test, Tesla fans and FSD users began filming their own experiments to see what happened—with mixed results. One noted Tesla devotee even staged a public call for people to volunteer their own children to stand in front of his Tesla and prove it’ll stop in time.
So will a self-driving Tesla run over a child? Amid the noise, the answer seems to be a resounding “maybe,” which is just as bad as “yes” in this case. Here’s where things stand.
To understand why this test is so (Read more…)