Article reference from The Verge -Welcome to Simulation City, the virtual world where Waymo tests its autonomous vehicles — https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/6/22565448/waymo-simulation-city-autonomous-vehicle-testing-virtual

“There’s a set of things that we needed to have better tooling to support,” Frankel said, “and Simulation City filled in that grid of capabilities that we needed, and makes…


First . . .Yes, I support forcing Tesla to change its “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving” names. They are misleading, provide false confidence and contribute to crashes, injuries, and deaths. As a matter of fact, I believe their program should be shut down. Or, at the very least, a moratorium put…


Here is a link to the Tesla process — https://www.tesla.com/support/safety-score

Just two days after writing my earlier article on the process creating or certifying Kamikaze drivers (see below) the reckless Tesla community went above and beyond to prove it. To get a good score they are driving dangerously. …


Here is a link to the Tesla process — https://www.tesla.com/support/safety-score

There are five areas of this test: Forward Collision Warnings per 1,000 Miles, Hard Braking, Aggressive Turning, Unsafe Following and Forced Autopilot Disengagement. Separate of “Autopilot” use the first four have value. However, they are being used here for mostly…


NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy appeared on this week’s Autonocast — https://www.autonocast.com/blog/2021/9/22/236-ntsb-chair-jennifer-homendy — where she stated “we have done all we can do” with respect to Tesla’s “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving” performance with regard to the crashes is has had and the people it has injured or killed. That is factually…


The link to the magazine — https://assets.techbriefs.com/EML/2021/digital_editions/ave/AVE-202109.pdf

The following quote comes from the opening editorial by Bill Visnic the Editorial Director. It is entitled “Fool Self-Driving II”. In it he not only states I have shown and awareness for and preparation for the future, but NHTSA should listen to me.


NHTSA recently announced it was investigating the twelve Tesla “autopilot” crashes into emergency vehicles in the United States. While this could wind up being a critical paradigm shift from enabling these issues, it could also make things far worse. …


The president of Toyota restarted the driverless shuttle at the Paralympic events but only after disabling the autonomous systems ability to accelerate or brake. And he stated that these systems are nowhere near ready for public roads. Keeping in mind that he was using a poor performing slow speed event…


I would normally include a reference article from the press. Only NONE of them caught this. All they could focus on was Elon saying he is not happy with how the last release worked.

Here is the exact Tweet from Elon

FSD Beta 9.2 is actually not great imo, but…


Moratorium

Tesla’s “Autopilot” and associated Automatic Emergency Braking System is so dangerous and widespread, NHTSA should impose an immediate moratorium while they conduct the broader investigation.

Quick Investigation

The reason the investigation should be quick, is that the design and development approach flaws are obvious and systemic. As such it…

Michael DeKort

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

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