The more cars Tesla sells, the more issues will be found, and not just technical ones.
It is hard to escape law of large numbers and Gaussian bell curve, especially the more organization grows.
And the below quote paints potentially damning decision how ‘Autopilot’ functionality handles itself in accident situations.
(really short rant ahead)
In general terms I consider Elon Musk as a quite smart guy with extremely good sales and marketing talent.
But sales is usually selling features that are not (yet) there and/or overblown capability of existing functionality.
Just look at the naming of ‘Autopilot’ feature of Tesla cars with actual level 2 autonomy.
If you check the meaning of level 2 autonomy, ‘Autopilot’ is in no way autonomous and ‘auto’ as the name strongly suggest.
Heck, Tesla has been already surpassed by Mercedes and Honda with limited, but legally approved level 3 automation mode, where the car manufacturer is actually responsible in case of accident when it is enabled and running in command.
Old-school car manufacturer juggernauts are slow (some will crash and burn), but will eventually catch-up and overwhelm Tesla unless it comes up with something radical, and so far nothing is announced.
And if it we’re, Musk is famous for over-promising and under-delivering on those, for those who follow.
And the famous Tesla bots will not be able to help it.
But I have been wrong, and it will be fun to watch 🙂
Make your own fully functioning Lego computer block 🙂