Tesla Recalls Over 50k FSD Cars

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    The Facts

    • Tesla has recalled nearly 54,000 cars from its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta program for software updating.

    • The cars are currently programmed to execute rolling stops at intersections under certain conditions.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    This is the latest in a long series of flaws making Tesla's ambitious goal of fully-autonomous vehicles -- which it's staked its reputation on -- ever more distant. It's ridiculous that Musk had to have such a basic (and illegal) safety concern pointed out to him.

    Narrative B

    This is senseless. The rules were designed with flawed humans in mind, and even then rolling stops usually aren't that dangerous. Besides, there are a number of unwritten rules and exceptions for humans; why shouldn't it be the same for robocars?


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