“Engineers of Tesla were concerned about safety Autopilot’

“Engineers of Tesla were concerned about safety Autopilot’

The announcement of Tesla-ceo Elon Musk last fall that all the cars from Tesla feature would be completely self-propelled, hardware, created tensions within the company. Engineers who worked on the so-called Autopilot had great concerns for the safety of the system.

That writes The Wall Street Journal Thursday, on the basis of insiders. The engineers thought that the system was all ready to secure a car to be able to control.

Musk decided the Autopilot to put down as a “fully self-propelled solution”. According to the newspaper, was that a reason for several employees to leave. Among others, Sterling Anderson, who is the head of the Autopilot team, left for that reason, two months after the announcement.

Also warned Evan Nakano, at that time the head of design and engineer, that the Autopilot was not yet ready. He wrote that the development was based on “reckless decisions that may the lives of customers in danger,” said a document that The Wall Street Journal in his hands.


In may 2016 died, the 40-year-old Joshua Brown in an accident when he the Autopilot used. He bumped into a truck on a highway in Florida and was killed.

In January, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that there were no problems with the system. The Autopilot would be the chance of a collision even decrease by 40 percent. However, there is still research being done to the cause of the accident.

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