Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:35 pm
GRA wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:50 pm
No, my position is that no company
should be allowed to decide to put the public at risk without their consent, with immature systems which they allow to be used in situations it's known those systems can't handle. But then I also think Boeing and the FAA were criminally negligent in certifying the 737 Max. I guess you think their behavior was acceptable.
HA! So now it's the regulatory agency that's at fault?! Who's the ultimate impeccable authority on what's best? You?!
As the regulatory agency manifestly failed to do their job in the case of the 737, of course they're at fault:
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/16/91342644 ... %20people.
A sweeping congressional inquiry into the development and certification of Boeing's troubled 737 Max airplane finds damning evidence of failures at both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration that "played instrumental and causative roles" in two fatal crashes that killed a total of 346 people.
The House Transportation Committee released an investigative report produced by Democratic staff on Wednesday morning. It documents what it says is "a disturbing pattern of technical miscalculations and troubling management misjudgments" by Boeing, combined with "numerous oversight lapses and accountability gaps by the FAA."
The NTSB as well as numerous consumer organizations have criticized the NHTSA for their hands-off approach to Tesla re both A/P and now FSD. IANAL, but ISTM that aside from the safety aspects, for Tesla to call the current system "FSD" when it clearly is no such thing (and they so state in the fine print) seems like prima facie evidence of a violation of Truth in Advertising laws.
Tesla, just like any other company developing autonomous vehicles, should be forced to provide the regulator with all their data, have the methodology reviewed and results validated independently and public road testing approved, before they're allowed to unleash such systems in the public.
If as you claim, they can easily show a statistically significant improvement in safety, while simultaneously not causing accidents that any moderately alert human driver would have avoided, they have every reason to have this confirmed by the relevant government agency. That they haven't done so speaks far louder than what Elon announces at this or that press conference.