Autonomous Vehicles, Software & Electronics

Tesla Could Deliver ‘Full Self Driving’ Within Weeks. Here’s What That Means for Drivers—and Tesla’s Stock

Jason K. Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, does not believe that trust is warranted. “Based on Tesla’s cavalier attitude up until now when it comes to quality control, the safety of their [systems], or educating consumers regarding the limitations of their technology,” he says, “There is …

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Uber’s self-driving cars had a major flaw: They weren’t programmed to stop for jaywalkers

“Even the most junior human driver knows to expect that people sometimes walk outside of crosswalks,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. “When we have public road testing that has programming that essentially chooses to ignore the realities of how …

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Tesla accidents with Smart Summon feature draw NHTSA’s attention

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told Automotive News in an interview that he’s concerned Tesla tried to “insulate themselves from liability” by including — in the software release notes — that Smart Summon is only intended for use in private parking lots and driveways. According to data …

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