The Dawn Project PSA: Beware Tesla’s wide release of defective Full Self-Driving software

The Dawn Project is issuing a safety warning to all Tesla owners: you will soon be given a free month of Tesla’s defective Full Self-Driving (FSD) software. You will be told that the car can now “drive itself almost anywhere with minimal driver intervention”. The Dawn Project’s safety testing has proven that is a lie, do not turn it on.

The fine print of Tesla’s owner’s manual states that buying FSD “does not make Model S autonomous and requires a fully attentive driver who is ready to take immediate action at all times.” The warnings go on to state that FSD “may do the wrong thing at the worst time” and FSD may cause your car to “suddenly swerve even when driving conditions appear normal and straight-forward”. Unless you want your car to behave like this, do not turn on FSD.

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