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CEO Elon Musk says package caused confusion after Euro NCAP test showed it could be misleading

Tesla has removed ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ from its options list in order to reduce “confusion”, after testing revealed the software’s marketing can be misleading. 

Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research yesterday revealed their first testing results of driver assist functions, including lane keep assist and autonomous braking. Their conclusion when testing Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ function on a Model S was that the name “implied a fully automated system where the driver is not required”. 

“However, the limited scenarios tested clearly indicate that is not the case, nor is such a system legally allowed,” the study continued. “Overall, the Tesla system is primarily in control with a risk of the driver becoming over-reliant.”

The day after the results were released, Tesla’s website no longer features Full Self-Driving Capability as an option, with only the Enhanced Autopilot function available. It's not yet clear if the two are linked, but the timing seems more than coincidental. 

The US EV maker was intending to release the software to vehicles fitted with the option once it had been validated and regulatory approval had been granted, but that hasn’t happened since the option first featured in 2016. Tesla still intends to roll out an increasing level of automation once validation has been completed. 

Currently, Enhanced Autopilot claims to be able to keep within a lane, automatically change lanes without input, enter or exit a motorway by itself, self-park when near a parking spot and be summoned to and from a garage.

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Peter Cavellini 20 October 2018

Solar Tiles...?!

   What ever happened to this Miracle that Elon Musk put forward....?

Rods 20 October 2018

Is it just me?

Or does the Enhanced Autopilot feature of "entering or exiting a motorway by itself" sound absolutely terrifying?! I'd hate to not be in control of such critical manoeuvres!

TS7 20 October 2018

Impressive sales is one thing...

...impressive deliveries is another. As is keeping the rear bumpers on when it rains. Tesla have been sucessful in jump-starting the ev revolution, but the major manufacturers have the capability to put them out of business within a few years.