And, faced with two negative choices ( on a bridge hitting a child or hitting an oncoming car ), which choice will the software be programmed to select?
It's been around for a long time. You get a piece of software in beta and there may be some risks involved. It's your choice. And Tesla owners who went for autopilot made that choice. The issue is that, unlike your personal computer, auto beta testing involves everyone else on the road. You didn't agree to beta test autopilot - but you're the one who'll be hurt if a ludicrous mode 5000 pound Tesla swerves into you lane because of autopilot.
"Buy your Sketchers from JCP"
If you've got money to burn. Skechers Go Walk 3 slip-ons are $65.00 at JCP and $37.55 at Amazon. Of course with Amazon you just buy them with a few clicks. That means you miss the excitement of getting in your car, driving half an hour to a JCP, wasting fifteen minutes trying to find someone in the shoe department to locate a pair in your size, waiting fifteen minutes to pay for them and getting back in your car for the half hour drive home.
"It is essentially a battery company that also builds cars."
Since the car company is such a flop that would have to be the next big hope. (2018 headline: Tesla is essentially a rocket/hyperloop company that also makes batteries)
"I expect hyperloop to kill airlines"
Yes - people are yearning for the days when they could spend more time traveling. Relaxing in a hyperloop from New York to California for fifteen hours will be so much more pleasant than some old-fashioned jet.
"What'd You Miss?"
a) sales projections
b) earnings projections
c) positive cash flow projections
d) capital burn projections
e) gigafactory completion projections
f) solar city everything projections
What was the test score for roof removal while driving under a truck on autopilot?
Tesla has been under fire this week from critics who argue the company should have disclosed details of a fatal incident in Florida before raising more than $1.4 billion in a secondary offering. The company and its CEO, Elon Musk, have sharply rebuked those contentions, arguing in part that the crash is still under investigation and noting that other automakers are not required to consider every accident involving one of their vehicles to be material.
Those who have argued for better disclosure contend that with Tesla positioned as a premium brand in part due to its superior technology, any dent in that reputation could have an oversized impact on the brand and future sales. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group, in a letter to Musk gave voice to those fears, accusing the company of "in effect using your customers as human guinea pigs."
The group notes that Tesla officials have both talked up the autopilot technology -- with Musk himself famously telling reporters the car was "almost able" to go from San Francisco to Seattle without anyone touching the controls -- while still saying the technology is in beta testing and warning users to not to take their hands off the wheel.
"You want to have it both ways with autopilot," the group wrote. "On the one hand you extol the supposed virtues of autopilot, creating the impression that, once engaged, it is self-sufficient. ... On the other hand you walk back any promise of safety, saying autopilot is still in beta mode and drivers must pay attention all the time."
The group adds "the result of that disconnect between marketing hype and reality was the fatal crash in Florida, as well as other nonfatal crashes that have now come to light."
Tesla management and advocates would likely take issue with the claim that marketing hype led to the Florida crash, but right or wrong, the group raising the issue and using such rhetoric speaks to the idea that the event could prove to be much more mater
Even worse, drivers in other cars have not signed a disclaimer or agreed to be part of a beta test. The first time a Tesla takes out someone driving another brand of car the lawyers will be lining up.
Assuming foreign governments have the emails from Hillary's servers. If you were Russia or China would you...
a) release a few the week before the election to prove Hillary's servers were hacked and to help Trump
b) go to Hillary and demand some concessions from her presidency in return for not releasing any emails