Tesla says cars can automatically stop for traffic lights

published 27.04.2020 12:36

The NTSB has ruled in three fatal crashes that Tesla’s Autopilot system was partly to blame, and it has expressed frustration with NHTSA for failing to act on the board’s recommendations.

Whenever one of its vehicles using Autopilot is involved in a crash, Tesla points to “legalese” warning drivers that they have to pay attention, Levine said.

In a note sent to a group of Tesla owners who were picked to test the stop light and sign recognition feature, the company said it can be used with the Traffic Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer systems.

But it also runs contrary to recommendations from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board that include limiting where Tesla’s Autopilot driving system can operate because it has failed to spot and react to hazards in at least three fatal crashes.

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said in March that the crash was the third “where a driver’s overreliance on Tesla’s Autopilot and the operational design of Tesla’s Autopilot have led to tragic consequences.”

by Tom Krisher from seattletimes.com

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