The $12,000 Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' (FSD) has been slammed and called the worst software by an advocacy group
The Dawn Project, a consumer advocacy group, has dubbed it "the worst software ever sold by a Fortune 500 company"
The Dawn Project, a consumer advocacy group, has criticised Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' (FSD) beta software. The Dawn Project's full-page advertisement in The New York Times (NYT) dubbed it "the worst software ever marketed by a Fortune 500 corporation."
The ad was part of a push to get Tesla's FSD beta software off the road until it has '1,000 times fewer critical problems.' The commercial stated, "We did not sign up for our families to be crash test dummies for thousands of Tesla cars being driven on public roads."
The FSD software, which costs $12,000, allows Tesla cars to essentially drive themselves on highways and city streets by merely entering a destination into the navigation system. The software, on the other hand, does not make Tesla vehicles fully self-driving.
The New York Times ad was published just days after the California Department of Motor Vehicles informed Elon Musk's electric car firm that it will be "revisiting" its decision that the company's test programme does not violate the department's autonomous vehicle standards.
Tesla and its Autopilot and FSD beta software systems have also been the subject of some regulatory action in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States is also looking into a report from a Tesla Model Y owner who claims his vehicle drove into the wrong lane while performing a left turn in FSD mode, causing it to be hit by another vehicle.