Report: Tesla is bleeding talent from its Autopilot division

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    Tesla's autonomous system is impressive, but I definitely agree that the way it's marketed is reckless. People don't end up viewing "Autopilot" as a driver aid, like they do when they hear "adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist" (not saying they're exactly alike). Instead, they end up thinking that these cool, futuristic cars are unlike anything else in the market and can drive themselves, allowing you to put your focus elsewhere. I'm not overly impressed by Elon Musk's focus while driving with that TV host either, constantly taking his eyes off the road to prod that giant touchscreen of his. Way to set an example of how to use Autopilot. Might as well have been texting.

    That said, it does sound to me like the driver was at fault. The question I'm asking is if he, and others, might've been more responsible if the automaker had communicated the usage of their autonomous feature more effectively, instead of just cashing in on hype.
    When there's not a lot going on, such as when you're driving on a highway, having the car perform most of the adjustments means you have an easier time making yourself comfortable. While you may have to react to things the car's sensors could have missed, the car can also react to things you could've missed. Also, it's neat to get a taste of the future. Level 5 will have a far higher value.
     
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