"We’ve even had some reports that he was possibly watching a movie in the car, and while that’s hardly advisable, I don’t think the driver deserves all the blame here."
Uh... yeah, he does.
It was his car, he was a big boy, and he accepted/ignored the clear warning on the screen when he engaged the autopilot system.
If he was watching a movie, eating a burger, cleaning his fingernails etc. instead of paying attention then it was his fault, wasn't it.
Thankfully he only took himself out of the gene pool.
Tesla's official statement:
It is important to note that Tesla disables Autopilot by default and requires explicit acknowledgement that the system is new technology and still in a public beta phase before it can be enabled. When drivers activate Autopilot, the acknowledgment box explains, among other things, that Autopilot “is an assist feature that requires you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times," and that "you need to maintain control and responsibility for your vehicle” while using it. Additionally, every time that Autopilot is engaged, the car reminds the driver to “Always keep your hands on the wheel. Be prepared to take over at any time.” The system also makes frequent checks to ensure that the driver's hands remain on the wheel and provides visual and audible alerts if hands-on is not detected. It then gradually slows down the car until hands-on is detected again.
Seems pretty clear to me.
TL;DR really long article about typography in Blade Runner 😛
Kudos to Ryan Wyer on this (it's weird, but that's Aphex Twin for you).
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