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Tesla made a 2016 video promoting its self-driving technology, according to testimony from a senior company engineer

In October 2016, Tesla posted a video on its website titled ‘Full Self-Driving Hardware in All Teslas’.

When you press play, symbols flash on a black screen: the person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. Does nothing. car drives itself,

With the Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It, Black’ playing in the background, the car drives along roads, highways and parking lots. Sometimes a man’s hands are seen gently caressing the lower part of the steering wheel.

But according to an article in reuters, The video was partially staged, The moments when the car stops at a red light and accelerates at a green light show capabilities that the vehicle did not have.

The report is based on a transcript of Ashok Eluswami, director of Autopilot software at Tesla, who was questioned in a July 2022 deposition and testified as evidence in a lawsuit against Tesla over a fatal car crash involving a former Apple engineer in 2018. being used as. ,

While according to the company’s website, Tesla’s technology can help with things like braking, steering and changing lanes.Currently enabled features do not make the vehicle autonomous,

musk, sin ban, public That video was on Twitter in 2016 as proof that Tesla can drive itself.

The video used “3D mapping” – a method of creating three-dimensional views of objects – on a predetermined route from a home in Menlo Park, California, to the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, reports reuters Quoting Eluswamy’s comments.

“The video was not intended to accurately depict what was available to customers in 2016. it was about showing what is possible to build in the system“, explain Eluswamy.

In images that did not appear in the final video, as detailed techcrunchAccording to Elluswamy, the test car crashed into a fence in the Tesla parking lot.

In recent days, Tesla has come under increasing criticism and regulatory scrutiny for its Autopilot system. In 2021, the US Department of Justice opened an investigation into Tesla’s claims about Autopilot.

Tesla declined to comment business Insider,

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