🗓️ July 20, 2016
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Elon Musk, on the Tesla Blog:
I should add a note here to explain why Tesla is deploying partial autonomy now, rather than waiting until some point in the future. The most important reason is that, when used correctly, it is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves and it would therefore be morally reprehensible to delay release simply for fear of bad press or some mercantile calculation of legal liability.
While I totally agree that even a bad computer is probably a better driver than a human, it seems beta testing a robot brake pedal on public roads may not be the best idea.