Tesla issued a statement which indicated that there is “no data to suggest that Autopilot was engaged at the time” of the crash. “Logs containing detailed information on the state of the vehicle controls at the time of the collision were never received”, they said. However, significant concerns are for Tesla’s Autopilot feature and the future of driverless cars.
Elon Musk and Tesla company reacted to some comments in media and especially to a Fortune report written by Carol Loomis. Tesla accused the magazine of “plucking boilerplate language from SEC filings that have no bearing on what happened,” when referring to the fatal Tesla car crash from May 7. “In the moments leading up to the collision, there is no evidence to suggest that Autopilot was not operating as designed and as described to users: specifically, as a driver assistance system that maintains a vehicle’s position in lane and adjusts the vehicle’s speed to match surrounding traffic,” Tesla said. A question which needs answer in the new opened debate is why the self driving technology aren’t required to pass any special tests before they go on the roads, like humans are.