Ralph Nader Says Tesla's Full Self-Driving Is Irresponsible
Ralph Nader calls for Tesla's fully self-driving system to be recalled. The US authorities should prevent people from being killed or injured. Consumer advocate and politician Ralph Nader consider Tesla's use of so-called Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology to be "one of the most dangerous and irresponsible measures taken by an automobile manufacturer in decades". In his short online statement, he did not write exactly what problems he saw.
Tesla on autopilot became involved in hundreds of accidents: an investigation has been launched
Accidents involving Tesla electric cars on autopilot have become so frequent that they have attracted the attention of the US government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency NHTSA has launched an investigation into the causes of the accidents, according to the Carscoops website.
NHTSA Data Shows Tesla Accounts For Most Automated Car Accidents In The US
The US authority NHTSA has published statistics on accidents with partially to fully automated cars for the first time. The US electric car manufacturer Tesla reports the largest proportion of accidents with partially automated functions to the US authorities. Since the introduction of a corresponding reporting obligation in June 2021, the US transportation authority NHTSA has received 392 accident reports from all car manufacturers. Tesla alone accounted for 273 and Honda for 90.
NHTSA Expands Tesla Autopilot Investigation
After collisions with parked emergency vehicles, the US traffic authority has initiated the next level of investigation into Tesla's autopilot. After a series of accidents, the US Transportation Administration NHTSA has expanded its investigation into Tesla's Autopilot. In some cases, the driver assistance system is said to have steered the cars into police and fire brigade emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.
Who and What Were Initially Used As Crash Test Dummies?
Some call the crash test dummy the unsung hero of car safety while some others who belong to the scientific world refer to them as anthropomorphic test devices. However they are referred to, it is undeniable that they have immensely helped engineers make safety improvements in automobiles.
Data Shows Traffic Fatalities Have Surged Despite Fewer Drivers on the Roads
According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20,160 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes were reported in the first half of 2021 which is a shocking increase of 18.4% from 2020.