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    Tesla defends having to release its Autopilot data logs after being criticized for ‘blaming customers’

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    A misleading article titled The customer is always wrong: Tesla lets out self-driving car data – when it suits in the Guardian today sparked criticism over Tesla’s policy about releasing Autopilot data following a few crashes where the drivers blamed Tesla’s driver assist system. I say that it’s misleading because the author, Sam Thielman, claims that we are talking about “self-driving” vehicles, which is obviously not the case.

    The only “self-driving data” that Tesla ever released was through the California DMV’s disengagement report for just over 500 miles driven by a test fleet in California last year.

    What he is instead talking about are the logs that Tesla has sometimes released in the media after drivers have claimed that some of the company’s Autopilot features have caused crashes. Thielman asserts that Tesla conveniently only releases the data when it serves them – hence the “customer is always wrong” comment. more…

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