Tesla has attracted a lot of attention on the U.S. web because the Washington Post published a negative article about Tesla in its headline section, titled "How Elon Musk knocked Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ off course".
In the article, it was noted that Tesla's progress in rolling out fully self-driving cars has been greatly affected by growing safety concerns and Musk's distraction for Twitter. The article interviewed a large number of former employees who worked on Tesla's Autopilot team, revealing numerous violations and improper operations and decisions by Tesla.
1, Musk proposed to delete the radar in the car to reduce costs, some Tesla engineers were shocked, they believe that if there is no radar, join the camera is blocked by raindrops or even bright sunlight, Tesla is prone to basic perception errors, these problems may lead to a crash.
But Musk did not agree with the engineers' suggestions, and in May 2021, Tesla announced the elimination of radar on new cars, which resulted in the confirmation that Tesla cars suddenly lost key sensors, leading to a significant increase in crashes and attempted crashes.
2, Musk forced employees to accelerate the development of Autopilot technology and pushed it out to owners before the technology was ready. But the result of this is that even today, the software is not safe for use on public roads.
3. Two years ago, a well-known YouTuber made a video documenting Tesla, using FSD to drive on San Francisco's famous winding Nine-Bend Flower Street, and the outstanding performance of Tesla also attracted the attention of many netizens.
But the reality is that Tesla engineers have built invisible barriers in the software to help the vehicle drive properly on the test section. Some engineers revealed that the experience in the roadway, and other places on the public streets is far from the experience.
In addition, a former employee said that Musk's resistance to the proposal led to a corporate culture: Tesla fired all employees who opposed his approach.
However, the article was not very friendly to Musk because it was full of negative information about Tesla, and the Washington Post, a Bezos-owned news reporting platform, has always been less friendly to Musk.
Some users pointed out that the author, Faiz Siddiqui, has always been biased against Tesla, and claimed that the reason why the interviewed employees became "ex-employees" is because they are not capable, so they have dissatisfaction and bias against Tesla.
Others believe that Tesla FSD has been bouncing, and even spent more than $ 10,000 of their own money has not been delivered for 7 years, the article is true and objective.