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Self-driving Tesla Cars End Support Until Further Notice

By Ahmad Alsayouf, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

Yesterday, Tesla removed its most recent “full self-driving” car software upgrade following complaints from drivers.Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the upgrade, entitled Full Self-Driving Beta v.10.3, on Twitter on Sunday. Less than a day after it was launched, the newest version was pulled back. Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that there were “some issues” with this release, but that this was “to be expected with beta software” Elon Musk had previously stated that the launch will be postponed due to “regression in some left turns at traffic lights” discovered by the company’s quality assurance team.

Matthew Avery, Thatcham research director stated that “The challenge you’ve got is you’re allowing your customers to be the guinea pigs,” “There’s a risk that there could be systems that are not safe, which could lead to potential accidents.” Tesla nevertheless advises its customers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times, and a warning signal is issued if they do not.

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