Complaint Number: 10927107
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
Your Vehicle's Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2016
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Speed Control, Steering
This is a complaint about the Tesla Autopilot. The following video has been released by Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw_DMaQ264 It shows the operator using the autopilot in unsuitable locations and in violation of road safety laws. This video is now all over the web with descriptions such as autonomous and self driving. Along with the claims by Elon Musk that Autopilot is safer than a human driver this is encouraging reckless dangerous experimantation on the roads and putting lives at risk. Users are already using this video to justify their own use of the autopilot on undivided roads and with bicycle and pedestrian traffic because the video gives the impression that this is perfectly OK. Please halt this dangerous experiment before more lives are lost.
When did this happen? 11/15/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 30
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 1000