Consumer Reports chides Tesla Motors for autonomy rush

Jul. 14, 2016 11:39 AM ETTesla, Inc. (TSLA)TSLABy: Clark Schultz, SA News Editor111 Comments
  • Consumer Reports has called on Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.4%) to disable its Autopilot system until it can be reprogrammed to require drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel.
  • The publication also suggests the name should be changed, with "Autopilot" seen as misleading and dangerous. Another tip offered up is that Tesla should stop beta testing until critical systems are fully ready.
  • Just last year, CR raved about Tesla's Model S P85D when it earned the highest road test score ever recorded -- and the Model S has won the highly-acclaimed Car of the Year award -- but the magazine has only given Tesla average scores on reliability in the past.

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