Sam Abuelsamid: On AutoPilot

Episode 1789 (22:59)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo to talk about another Tesla that crashed due to overreliance on Tesla's autopilot. Two people died. The facts of the accident are that both people climbed into the back seat while the car was navigating itself. With no one to take control when the autopilot failed, the car went off the road while going around a curve, hit a tree, and caught fire. Sam says that in spite of the hype, there is no car with a so-called autopilot feature, that is truly self-driving. There still has to be a driver that can take control at a moment's notice, with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. GM has a version, called SuperCruise that is more advanced than Tesla's but it's still not self-driving. And Ford is coming out with Blue Cruise.