- Jul 28, 2020
- Reaction score
- Crete, NE
- 2018 Tesla Model 3 LR RWD, Tesla Cybertruck Tri-motor (reserved)
The Tesla Model S involved in this crash did not have a cabin camera above the rearview mirror. Only the latest refresh that is not yet available will have it. Right now only all Model 3 and Y have them.Perhaps the data you think is the most important was delivered to Tesla. But all the questions about a driver could have been answered with the internal video of the driver. In this exact case that data would be critical. And the SD card needing to get sent to specialists to get data off of it indicates that not all the data considered important in this case was immediately available. And if that data cannot be retrieved then it will apparently never be available.
While it is important I’m sure from Tesla’s point of view to know that Autopilot was not engaged at the time, that does not provide a clear understanding of what DID occur. Clearly there is room for improvement in this area.
There is a robust model in airlines that could be implemented by Tesla that would set the standard for all other automakers. Being the first to implement would allow Tesla to define the specifications.