Recently, Tesla, which has attracted much attention, has not only frequently appeared on hot searches in China, but has also been questioned for its safety performance in the United States due to car accidents.
A few days ago, according to foreign media reports,
when the engineers of the US “Consumer Reports” tested the Tesla Model Y, they discovered a major hidden danger of autonomous driving assistance.
The report pointed out that Tesla Model Y can still start Autopilot when there is no driver’s seat.
In the test, the test engineer first turned on the Autopilot system in a normal way.
Next, the tester installed a weighted chain on the steering wheel of the Model Y and buckled the seat belt on the seat at the same time.
At this time, adjust the vehicle speed to 30 mph (approximately 48 km/h),
What people did not expect was that the Autopilot system could still continue driving without warning or prompting the driver’s seat to be empty in any way.
“In our evaluation, the system not only failed to ensure that the driver stayed attentive, but it also failed to discern whether there was a driver there,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of CR car testing who conducted the experiment.”In terms of advanced driver assistance systems, Tesla is falling behind other automakers, such as General Motors and Ford, which have used the technology to ensure that drivers are watching the road.”
It is understood that the automatic driving assistance systems of GM, Ford and other car companies are equipped with cameras,
Through which the eyes and head movements of the drivers are observed to ensure that they are paying attention to the road. If the system determines that the driver is too careless or absent, it will automatically slow down and stop.
And Tesla’s Autopilot system does not have similar functions. According to Consumer Reports,The Tesla Autopilot system determines whether the driver is present or not.
The main method is to check the input on the steering wheel.
It does not detect the signal of the weight sensor in the seat in real time. It also lacks whether the driver is present and whether the attention is kept on the road. Visual monitoring program.
It is worth mentioning that last weekend, a Tesla crashed into a tree and caught fire in Texas, USA, killing two people.
It is reported that the vehicle was in an unmanned state at the time of the incident, and the Texas Police has issued a search warrant to Tesla this week.