Foreign media reported on Tuesday (17th) that Tesla CEO Elon Musk used a video in 2016 to promote evidence that Tesla vehicles can drive themselves, boasting that it may be better than human drivers, but A senior Tesla engineer confirmed that the content of the video was fake.
In 2018, a Tesla Model X traffic fatal accident occurred. Walter Huang, a 38-year-old Taiwanese Apple engineer, died unfortunately. defect.
In response to this lawsuit, Ashok Elluswamy, director of Tesla’s autopilot software, testified in court that Tesla fabricated a video in 2016 to promote evidence that Tesla cars can drive autonomously, but in fact, Tesla cars at the time It does not have functions such as automatic parking at red lights and acceleration at green lights.
Tesla’s official website still retains this 2016 promotional video, which shows: “Tesla cars drive autonomously, without human intervention at all, through city streets to highways and then to streets, and then find a parking space , the person in the driver’s seat is just sitting there for law-abiding reasons, he’s not doing anything, the car is driving itself.”
Elluswamy pointed out: “This video is at the request of Musk. The Tesla autopilot team designed and recorded a “Autopilot system capability” promotional video. Tesla uses 3D projection technology on the scheduled route, and the driver is driving. Human intervention control.”
Elluswamy revealed that when the Model X test car was filmed performing automatic parking, the car also crashed into the fence in the Tesla parking lot. In Elluswamy’s view, playing the video without any disclaimer or special note (asterisk) clearly has the potential to mislead consumers.
This is the first time a Tesla employee has confirmed and detailed the process of Tesla’s falsified self-driving technology film.
Stimulated by Tesla’s recent price cuts, Tesla (TSLA-US) surged 7.43% to $131.49 per share on Tuesday.