Consumer Reports say they tested Tesla's (TSLA + 2.4% ) Smart call feature after seeing anecdotal reports criticizing the functionality of Model 3.
"We found that automation was glitchy and sometimes worked periodically, without many obvious benefits for consumers, "notes CR.
"In one-party tests and at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center, the vehicle was driving in the middle of the roadway, not on the side closer to the parked cars, as a human driver would. It would move left and right while driving – erratic , like a drunk or distracted driver. In another case, the Model 3 drove itself the wrong way on a one-way lane. Testers had to run to the car to move it to allow traffic to start flowing again. "
The publication claims that Tesla owners are used as beta testers by the not yet ready technology.
Tesla hasn & # 39; t issued any official response to the report.
Consumer Reports have released positive reports on Tesla in the past, including giving Model S a perfect score back in 201