I discovered the crimson Tesla Model 3 immediately when it started merging on the 101 highway; Years of motorcycles in Los Angeles have made my peripheral vision razor sharp. With my infant daughter sitting in the back, singing along with my wife and brother to some child's vision, the time went down as model 3 failed to attend to our presence in the straight path and directed straight towards our passenger doors. With inches to spare, I swung into the uninhabited left lane and narrowed an accident. At the same time, in the split second, I saw Model 3's driver's hands jumping from the lap to the wheel and jumping to the right. The car was on Autopilot.
It's time to regulate this technology.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has spotted the inner danger of using the audience as a mass test is tested. The company's communications team says that Tesla drivers have safely logged more than 1
My daughter, your daughter, your son, your wife, your husband, your brother and sister, your father and mother, every person sharing the road with an autopilot-equipped car, is essentially Tesla's rabbits. What Are Some Deaths When Promoting Technological Progress?
Tesla covers the ace by giving the "futurists" willing to use the Autopilot again, not a completely autonomous vehicle -a terms and conditions before drivers can participate in the system. The dialog box informs drivers that they must agree to "keep their hands on the wheel at all times and always maintain control and responsibility for the vehicle." Nevertheless, unlike the terms we regularly accept that almost no one ever reads – its effects can reach beyond the user. In fact, there are other people on the road who have not given their tacit consent to be beta testers, like my daughter. No amount of Tesla legalese can disprove it.
The reality has not yet tested the company, as the lethal crashes associated with Autopilot's use have only resulted in the death of the vehicle's occupants who have discontinued Tesla's liability through the instructions. But Musk's public comments and misinformation – along with an increasing number of Teslas on the road – will probably see the number of accidents rise as regular consumers, misunderstand Autopilot's abilities and confuse it for a completely autonomous system. By the way, Musk has repeatedly promised what comes during the year.
Last year The Drive Alex Roy predicted that the very kind of event I experienced, said, "The more [automated] systems replace human input, the more human skills erode, and more often a" failure " and / or crash is attributed to technology rather than human ignorance of it, combining the toxic marriage of human ignorance and skill grading with an increasing number of such systems on the road, and the number of crashes caused by this interaction is likely to remain constant – or even increase – even though their crash rate decreases. " Roy terminated his editorial with an ultimatum; either automated systems like Tesla's Autopilot are regulated, "or we can't do anything and suffer through the same clickbait and hand-friends again and again until the next crash." As a result of this writing, legal oversight of automated systems is largely left to those buildings and testing of these technologies. And some form of regulation is seen by decision makers as limiting technological advances.
US Transport Minister Elaine Chao sees these laws as a burden, and told a group of journalists last year that her office is working on autonomous technology companies to target regulations that prevent progress. In some states, governing agencies have reduced regulation and increased incentives to attract members of this emerging and well-funded industry.
As for the manufacturers themselves, Ford, Toyota and General Motors have recently joined SAE International to create a set of standards that will give the audience something more concrete such as measuring automated systems and their respective success and implementation. However, this is potentially beneficial, this pressure and the cases above – still a matter of patients who drive asylum, as each of these organizations has a firm or economic interest in proving that they are increasingly cautious, the technology is safe and should be purchased . What we need is people who understand the technology, its current limitations, capabilities and potential, and come up with common sense to ensure that public safety is the number one goal. We are not even close to any of that kind.
Autonom has become a buzzword for companies to strengthen profits, ego and little else. Its use tells consumers that this manufacturer is looking forward to the future and aims to get people around easier and safer than ever before. It spins a story of a morning without drivers and personal responsibility; a utopia. It's a vision that has been refurbished by everyone, from talking the heads of journalists to futurists with larger-than-average social media following Silicon Valley's "Best and Brightest". What they really sell is the snake oil of our time. When these automated systems have been brought under scientific scrutiny, they have withered in the light.
The search for progress has given companies such as Tesla danger to life at all along the way. We have given these companies room to hide behind the extensive terms that we are programmed to accept automatically. It must stop. Regulations must be mandated. These technologies need geofencing, parallel autonomization, driver monitoring systems, strict virtual and true public testing, and the same type of laws that govern the rest of the automotive industry.
It is time to rule in these automated systems and withdraw them from the anarchy of lawless public use. If we do not, my daughter – as well as all your children – can become just another anomaly in the way of progress.