According to the latest reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had rejected the company manager’s plan to monitor the health of Tesla’s Autopilot system, worrying about this. Will slow down the development process of Autopilot.
According to reports, in 2015, several Tesla engineers met with Musk to discuss plans to launch the second version of Autopilot. During the meeting, project manager Hal Ockerse (Hal Ockerse) told Musk that he wanted to add a system that could monitor Autopilot software. According to people familiar with the matter, Ockerse’s plan is to add a computer chip and other hardware to protect it when Autopilot suddenly stops working or malfunctions.
As a result, the idea of Oakes was rejected by Musk as soon as he was put forward, and he was also reprimanded by Musk. People familiar with the matter said that Musk was already very angry during the meeting because Autopilot broke down when he was driving in the morning.
Musk argued that this would slow down the development of Autopilot. Since Tesla was founded, Musk has been paying close attention to the development progress of Autopilot. He has taken several steps to speed up the delivery time of Autopilot and its sister software Fully Automatic Driving System (FSD). For example, Tesla regularly updates its FSD software and uses its beta driver to identify vulnerabilities in the program. Currently, Tesla Autopilot has been investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for being involved in at least 12 accidents.