Volvo Calls Tesla “An Unsupervised Wannabe”

I express no opinion on this, other than that it is notable.

From (the self-referential) The Verge:

“It gives you the impression that it’s doing more than it is,” says Trent Victor, senior technical leader of crash avoidance at Volvo, in an interview with The Verge. “[Tesla’s Autopilot] is more of an unsupervised wannabe.” In other words, Tesla is trying to create an semi-autonomous car that appears to be autonomous.

Volvo has promised death-proof cars in the past.

Other related news is that Volvo will launch fully autonomous, Level 4 vehicles with 100 test drivers in Sweden next year. The feature will be called Drive Me.

Also, Elon Musk says crashes occur 50% less frequently when drivers are in autopilot mode, although it’s not clear if this counts cars that exit autopilot mode only to crash seconds later.

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