Look what happens to Tesla when Elon is distracted by Twitter.
No stable hand at the wheel and things go pear shaped quickly.
Tesla has confirmed the Department of Justice asked it to hand over documents related to Autopilot and Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD), as the US government's criminal probe into hype surrounding the software continues. In its annual 10-K filing with the SEC, Tesla said it was subject to various legal proceedings, including the …
So the article states that "Tesla's ADAS crash rate per 1,000 vehicles is substantially higher than other systems, according to the NHTSA" and links to an another Reg article I had already read:
as it states ...Cliff also said that the data is light on context: "I would advise caution before attempting to draw conclusions based only on the data that we're releasing. In fact, the data alone may raise more questions than they answer,"
Was this an accidental miss-link? because while I have been hoping to see good data on this point, that link does not look like it. While at some point during this process someone will have to cough up a spreadsheet with a breakdown of crashes per car/mile for the different systems, that isn't it.
It also amazes me that with all these driver "assists" that they only started tracking accidents it in 2021. Seems like Tesla wasn't the only reckless idiot to blame here, the regulators took from 2013 when Tesla was developing this feature to now to start tallying the butchers bill. So they looked the other way for 8 years?
I remember a cold open from Knight Rider, with a ariel view of KITT at speed, with a voice over of a high tension debate over with KITT & Michael making the upcoming risky maneuver in order to catch the car they were in pursuit of.
Michael fails to make the maneuver (Icon) out of shot & the camera POV switches to the interior where he is playing a game while KITT is driving.
Bad enough when the driver is doing that, but to have the cars computer offering tactical gameplay (While awaiting its turn?) & itself not focusing on the road seems to be the next illogical step.
As to why TSLA's share price is now up to c. USD182 a share, even after this news.
Apparently MBA types think it's a good time to buy because the filing indicated expansion of the Nevada factory and they like increased sales numbers from the recent price cuts. Yet, it also revealed that Musk may sell more stock because of Twitter debt servicing. And those price cuts were necessary because of Musk's Twitter escapades. Perhaps they also missed this tech angle. I guess a good outcome of his stupidity is making the EV market more competitive.
I read it and was thoroughly shocked. I couldn't believe it. For a moment it looked like Tesla has responded to a journalist's enquiry but by the second paragraph all became clear - the admission was in a 10-K filing. Still, I did learn something unexpected from this story: Tesla has a press mailbox.
This attitude is the reason Musk's car techies will be fuck all help at Twitter. Running a real time system to manage a car and running a distributed global system with millions of clients are different things and the skills that help you get the car working aren't necessarily going to be any help refactoring Twitter.
Unless you're the kind of manager who thinks one techie === another techie.
Mercedes self driving has been certified to level 3 while Tesla is still a mere level 2. I think that traditional automakers could easily end eating Tesla’s lunch.
Its still high stock price is sustained mainly by the hipe that Tesla will be able to make a full self driving car while other manufacturers won’t but chances of that scenario happening look dimmer every day.
"Mercedes self driving has been certified to level 3 while Tesla is still a mere level 2."
Case in point. Mercedes has certification for level 3 in Nevada, which has zero standards or regulations for assisted driving.
The Mercedes system is only for a small subset, as in less than 2%, of highways pre-mapped with high precision GPS.
It can only be used on these limited highways at speeds below 40 mph.
It can't be used on banked turns or substantial curves.
It can only be used if you are following another lead car at less than 100 meters.
Last but not least it's not actually available yet and is projected to be offered later this year only on a very high end car.
Be still my heart, I can't wait. NOT!
> leak the source code to a rival car company
Was that (a) "leak the Tesla code and send it to a rival of Tesla" or (b) "leak the code of a rival and send it to Tesla"?
> and become 'somehow' extremely rich shortly afterward
In case (a) - well, if the rival really likes a good laugh, they might pay well.