Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
After customers complained of erroneous collision warnings and other concerns, Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) turned back the newest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software on Sunday, less than a day after it was released.
Some drivers have noticed concerns with safety alarms blaring even when there is no risk.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said due to ‘some issues’, it was pulled off but it was ‘ expected with the beta software.’
Mr. Musk had previously stated that the launch will be delayed due to “regression in some left turns at traffic signals” discovered by the company’s quality assurance team.
It was withdrawn as soon the drivers reported complaints with the software.
Tesla’s decision to beta-test new software with real-world drivers has raised worries, according to Thatcham Research, which undertakes safety assessments for motor insurance in the UK.
Director of research at Thatcham, Mathew Avery said, “The challenge you’ve got is you’re allowing your customers to be the guinea pigs.” “There are obvious safety challenges with customers trying it out, and either misunderstanding it or getting it wrong.
“There’s a risk that there could be systems that are not safe, which could lead to potential accidents.”
Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system cannot take the place of a human driver. Moreover, the driver also needs to be very careful even with the autopilot. The firm still tells customers to keep their hands on the wheel at all times, and if they don’t, a warning sounds.
While there is a danger with Tesla’s experimental software, Mr. Avery believes that the fact that the car is not totally autonomous is more essential.
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