Tesla's autopilot system is the company's main selling point, but its safety has been questioned by many, including federal officials. According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which collected data on drivers, their concerns are very reasonable, concluding that people are less likely to look at areas in front of the car/road.
There have been reports of multiple accidents involving the Tesla Autopilot System (AP), at least to the extent that safety concerns have been raised. US safety agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) are investigating the cause of the accidents, but no conclusions have been released. A team of MIT researchers found that drivers perceive off-road more and less on the road ahead. This conclusion alone could justify many of the reported incidents.
According to the study, “Visual behavior patterns change before and after an AP disconnection.” "Before leaving the car, drivers looked at the road less attentively after switching to manual driving and focused more on non-driving areas. More off-road views before not engaging in manual driving with 'Forward-Looking Cannot be Compensated.' p>
These conclusions also indicate that owners of Tesla cars have an FSD system for self-driving, which has been updated Recently to version 10 it doesn't follow instructions on how to use it. Although the car can drive. On their own, the electric vehicle manufacturer still advises users to be careful when operating the system. p>
If you have a car with an FSD system, whether you have it or not, pay attention to the road. in front of you. p>
New study shows Tesla drivers are more focused when autopilot is activated