Autopilot INSANITY!


#21

Complaint Number: 10981504
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? Electrical, Steering, Unknown or Other
What happened?
This is a complaint about the Tesla Autopilot. Here is a thread in which the original poster and many other drivers complain that the Autopilot is extremely dangerous: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/autopilot-2-0-is-dangerous.89985/ The owner states - 1) When I turn on AP 2.0 while driving on a highway the car swerves like a bloody drunk person sometimes veering so close to the vehicles in adjacent lanes that I have no option but to take over. Its just friggin dangerous? 2) At other instances the car chooses to slam on the brakes while going on curves at highway speeds. Like without any rhyme or reason it’ll literally brake so hard for a second that it’s enough to make an un-belted passenger fly out of the windscreen. 3) At certain occasions I have experienced that going under bridges and overpasses it momentarily again slams the brakes. Like what the heck Tesla? What the heck!? *** It seems bizarre that the owner would not file a complaint and that posters are defending this crazy experiment. PLEASE INVESTIGATE
When did this happen? 04/28/2017
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 70
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 5000


#22

Complaint Number: 10991821
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? Electrical, Steering
What happened?
This is a complaint about the power assisted steering in the Tesla Model S and it also applies to the Model X. There have been multiple reports on the Tesla forums of owners having a failure pf the power assistance caused by a broken wire or loose connection. Tesla seems to be aware of the problem but is waiting for failures to occur rather than fixing the problem. This failure is even more dangerous if the car is on Autopilot. The steering becomes extremely stiff and requires brute force. If the user has just one hand loosely on the wheel as is often the case then it is easy to lose control completely. Here are links to threads discussing the problem and also clips of the relevant sections are attached as files. Please investigate. https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/steering-assist-reduced.91280/ https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/steering-assist-reduced.78242/ https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/steering-assist-reduced.78242/page-2
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 05/20/2017
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 70
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 2000


#23

Complaint Number: 10994358
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? Steering, Unknown or Other
What happened?
This is another complaint about the Tesla Autopilot. Here is a recently posted video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DPLW8Y6AJg The owner merges on to a busy freeway at 70 MPH while performing the hand jive and turning to face the camera. Owners have misplaced confidence in autopilot and regard the instruction to keep hands on the wheel as mere legal boilerplate. Repeated claims that Autopilot is 40% safer than a human driver make matters even worse. When a crash does occur Tesla will claim that the car was not on autopilot. This is technically correct since the autopilot will disconnect moments before impact if the brake or steering wheel is touched. Please halt this reckless experiment.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 06/01/2017
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 70


#24

Complaint Number: 10994577
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? Electrical, Steering, Unknown or Other
What happened?
Another complaint to draw attention to the dangers of Autopilot. Here is a video of a driver in Europe driving with Autopilot hands free on narrow winding roads with pedestrians cyclists and oncoming traffic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chIhRWJDDyc None of these road users deserve to have their lives placed at risk. People have already been killed. Please stop this irresponsible experiment.
When did this happen? 06/10/2017
Was there a Crash? Not yet…won’t be long.
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 60