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Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with AutopilotTeslas Autopilot feature (a driver assistance tool rather than something that truly lets the car drive itself) has come under fire in recent months. Earlier this year a car using Autopilot was involved in a fatal accident causing a host of investigations into the safety of Teslas feature. Among the institutions concerned with the feature is the country of Germany last week Germanys transportation ministry said the Model S Autopilot was a considerable traffic hazard. Now Reuters reports that the country is reaching out directly to Tesla drivers asking them to use caution. The letter sent out reminds owners that Autopilot is strictly a driver assistance feature and still requires the drivers full undivided attention. Thats how Tesla says it describes the feature but theres concern that drivers arent staying completely alert while using Autopilot. The fatal crash which took place in May isnt the only Autopilot-related incident a second non-fatal accident took place in July but its not clear yet that Autopilot was at fault. Another crash took place in China in August and the cumulative effect of these incidents has led to questioning on how exactly the company messages Autopilot to its customers. Indeed the name itself makes it sound as if the car can drive itself but that is definitively not the case. Source: Reuters - Repost from: engadget Post - New Upgrade !! [V 1.5.3] U can download IT app for android from http://bit.ly/ITapp-v153
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