edatoakrun wrote:Maybe you should listen to his replies to those charges in the nearly 50 minute You-You Xue interview at
Where he says (this is close, but not an exact transcription):
I picked up my phone from the cup holder, took a look at it, I remember moving the map forward to check it, I felt the car suddenly swerve, and then I looked up
So this is a basic case of distracted driving. He was using his phone while driving the car and not paying attention to the road.
Was he not paying attention for seconds? tens of seconds? minutes? Only he knows, but I suspect it was for longer than he thinks it was. Thankfully he didn't kill anyone by his actions.
The car was on AutoPilot, and he was thinking that autopilot would just handle it for him. That's bad, because anyone who has used AP for any length of driving knows you can't do that. (it's like putting a regular car on cruise control and holding the steering wheel with your knees -- that works just fine as long as you only need to go straight).
It does make me begin to think that maybe something like Cadillac's steering wheel sensors would help protect us from people who use AP without paying attention. Given the large gulf between the state of AP today and something like "level 4 or 5" FSD, something like those sensros may be necessary. I'm personally still not sure.