The Verge reports:
Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before the carmaker expands its so-called “full self-driving” (FSD) mode.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said earlier this month that the company was aiming for a wider release of FSD by the end of September, making a “public beta button” available to more Tesla customers.
Homendy had harsh words for Tesla’s use of the term “full self-driving,” which she called “misleading and irresponsible,” adding that Tesla “has clearly misled numerous people to misuse and abuse technology.” The NTSB can conduct investigations and make recommendations, but has no enforcement authority.
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The top U.S. crash investigator says Tesla is getting ahead of itself with upgrades to self-driving tech.
“Basic safety issues have to be addressed before they’re then expanding it to other city streets and other areas.” https://t.co/VHDOeTlUc3 via @WSJ
— Paul Page (@PaulPage) September 19, 2021