Tesla’s AI mistakes a horse-drawn carriage for a truck.
Autopilot, the AI self-driving technology in Tesla cars, used to mislead the vehicle time and time again.
Real Rusty, Swiss YouTuber, “We were driving a Model Y down a street in Zurich when a horse-drawn carriage appeared. Tesla’s AI system misread the object, so it couldn’t bypass it.
The video footage shows the autopilot constantly “correcting” when it thinks it’s a car, a car, a pedestrian, or even a large car going in the opposite direction. As a result, the vehicle will slow down and the cornering mode will not activate.
Tesla’s vehicle system has two autonomous driving modes: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving. Autopilot is an artificial intelligence that helps drivers steer, accelerate and brake autonomously. It’s also designed to detect obstacles in front of or nearby, to take evasive action if necessary.
According to some experts, in the case of the Real Rusty, the autopilot system may not have been updated with the vehicle’s specifications. The issue is software related and may be fixed by Tesla in the near future.
The Autopilot feature in Tesla cars has caused a lot of trouble lately. Last August, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it could investigate autopilot after it began banning cars from 2018. There have been at least 11 recorded incidents of Tesla crashing into cars while on autopilot. According to NHTSA, most accidents happen at night and emergency vehicles have flashing hazard lights, hazard lights, and traffic lights.
According to Tesla’s advice, “Autopilot and self-driving are not autonomous systems.” But more and more videos are emerging of Tesla drivers taking their hands off the wheel for long periods of time, rolling over, or not being in the driver’s seat, leading to more accidents.
Bao Lam (Consequences Business Insider)