Tesla Driver Killed, 2 Seriously Hurt in Big-Rig Wreck

The reporting — https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/05/tesla-driver-killed-big-rig-wreck-on-210-freeway-in-fontana-good-samaritan-hurt/

No mention of “autopilot” or “Full Self-Driving” but it appears that once again Tesla’s fatally flawed sensor system ignored a stationary object. The same system Elon wants to remove the radar for. OK . . we know the radar cannot determine lateral position well. Why isn’t the system designed to all the camera to override the radar if that system is better that this? Why would radar have to be removed vs the fusion Kalman filter changed?

Also, 210 is a highway. Elon said weeks ago he had l5 for highways ready. Why hasn’t it been downloaded to these cars?

How many more dead do NHTSA and the NTSB need before we follow the guidance by the USDOT’s own VOICES team?

More detail here

Tesla “autopilot” development effort needs to be stopped and people held accountable

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/tesla-autopilot-development-effort-needs-to-be-stopped-and-people-arrested-f280229d2284

Tesla ditching radar and Elon’s explanation show us how bad and how deadly this system is

· https://imispgh.medium.com/tesla-ditching-radar-and-elons-explanation-show-us-how-bad-and-how-deadly-this-system-is-1fa7d069956b

Elon Musk is now telling us a legitimate “Autopilot” and “Full Self-Driving will never exist

· https://imispgh.medium.com/elon-musk-is-now-telling-us-a-legitimate-autopilot-and-full-self-driving-will-never-exist-1f5a5da7f844

The NTSB frets over human Guinea pigs then chastises and punts to the even more reckless NHTSA

· https://imispgh.medium.com/the-ntsb-frets-over-human-guinea-pigs-then-chastises-and-punts-to-the-even-more-reckless-nhtsa-f406046ddd3

USDOT introduces VOICES Proof of Concept for Autonomous Vehicle Industry-A Paradigm Shift?

The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now to create this technology

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/the-autonomous-vehicle-industry-can-be-saved-by-doing-the-opposite-of-what-is-being-done-now-b4e5c6ae9237

Using the Real World is better than Proper Simulation for AV Development — NONSENSE

· https://medium.com/@imispgh/using-the-real-world-is-better-than-proper-simulation-for-autonomous-vehicle-development-nonsense-90cde4ccc0ce

My name is Michael DeKort — I am a former system engineer, engineering and program manager for Lockheed Martin. I worked in aircraft simulation, the software engineering manager for all of NORAD, the Aegis Weapon System, and on C4ISR for DHS.

Key Industry Participation

- Founder SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving Simulation Task Force

- Member SAE ORAD Verification and Validation Task Force

- Stakeholder USDOT VOICES (Virtual Open Innovation Collaborative Environment for Safety)

- Stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines

- Member of the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee (AI&ASPC)

- Presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award for Post 9/11 Efforts



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Michael DeKort

Non-Tribal Truth Seeker-IEEE Barus Ethics Award/9–11 Whistleblower-Aerospace/DoD Systems Engineer/Member SAE Autonomy and eVTOL development V&V & Simulation