Were not implemented the technology of eye tracking and position sensors of the steering wheel.
According to sources, Tesla engineers considered the possibility of including additional options in the system of your autopilot, but refused them.
In particular, were not implemented the technology of eye tracking and position sensors of the steering wheel.
The heads of Tesla researched ways to ensure that drivers looked at the road and touched the steering wheel. However, the technology of eye tracking has been questioned because of the costs associated with the necessary cameras and sensors. High installation costs also led to the abandonment of the sensors of the steering wheel.
“It came to nothing, and Elon was sure that we wouldn’t have to,” said the source.
At the same time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied the charges, stating that the eye was ultimately rejected because it was inefficient, not cost. Musk also said that Tesla is the safest car.
“Ensuring that drivers remain engaged and prevented with the use of the autopilot, is extremely important. That is why we have developed a system for the delivery of a series of visual and audible warning reminding the driver to put his hands on the wheel. That’s why we made so many steps to improve this process over time,” – said Tesla.