Reference article — Tesla driver first to be charged in fatal crash involving Autopilot —

A Tesla driver involved in a fatal wreck in California over two years ago while using Autopilot has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

The charges against limousine service driver Kevin George…

Reference article — NHTSA Safety Advisor Dr. Mary “Missy” Cummings ordered to recuse herself from any matters relating to Tesla —

My issues and significant disappointment with Missy Cumming are documented in my article below. I would like to add to it a bit though.

We now know Missy…

His article- A Robocar Specialist Gives Tesla ‘Full Self-Drive’ An ‘F’ —

Finally, Tesla fan and advisor to driverless vehicle makers like Waymo, Zoox, Cruise, has had enough incremental epiphanies to see Tesla is a dangerous, untenable mess.

“I have great respect and admiration for Elon Musk, so sorry…

As you can see by the article, I wrote on Waymo’s epiphany below, as well as this new study, the industry is figuring out gaming simulation technology has fantastic visuals but lacks the real-time, modeling and “deterministic” capabilities they need to get close to SAE L4. The problem now is…

Reference articles

Tesla whistleblowers say CEO Elon Musk mislead buyers and undermined safety with Autopilot driving system that’s been blamed for fatal crashes


Tesla Faked Original Full Self-Driving Video, Former Employees Allege


As for the faked demo. Of course, it’s fake. AND they used LiDAR to…

Reference article — Teen Truckers Are Taking to the Streets, and Safety Advocates Are Worried

Yes, it’s a rhetorical question. Of course, they can’t. Aurora and Waymo shifted to the simpler ODD’s thinking that would be enough. Starsky went bankrupt trying. Then we have the others like TuSimple, Embark…

Michael DeKort

Systems Engineer, Engineering/Program Management -- DoD/Aerospace/IT - Autonomous Systems Air & Ground, FAA Simulation, UAM, V2X, C4ISR, Cybersecurity

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