Tesla Autopilot repeats fatal crash - do they learn from past mistakes?
Tesla's had another fatal autopilot crash in Florida, with almost the exact same pattern as their first fatal crash there. They crashed again into the broadside of a crossing 18 wheeler. What's disturbing is that Tesla's training protocols should have meant that making sure "this can't happen again" was on the top of their priority list, and it should have been easy to correct.
Yet it happened again. I have more analysis of the accident in the article on Forbes.com: Tesla Autopilot repeats fatal crash - do they learn from past mistakes?
An update I have been unable to make to the Forbes post, based on commentary from a reader:
Tesla Autopilot on most rural highways is limited to 60mph. The car was going 68mph. This could suggest the driver was pressing the accelerator. (Don't call it the gas pedal.) In this case, the Tesla warns that the TACC will not brake. It is unknown if it will still sound the collision warning -- I can think of no reason that it should not, in fact I think it should still emergency brake. We need more information, but Tesla can't provide it due to NTSB rules unless they want to get kicked out of the investigation, again.