Ralph Nader urges NHTSA to ban Tesla’s fully self-driving feature

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Ralph Nader urges NHTSA to ban Tesla’s fully self-driving feature

Not everyone is happy with Tesla’s driver assistance feature (FSD) rollout. Recently, a public figure gave a very negative opinion on these fully autonomous vehicles. Ralph Nader has stated verbatim that the deployment of these vehicles is ” one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by an automaker in decades “. The latter appealed to federal regulators to ban the FSD function.

As a reminder, Ralph Nader made his name for the first time in 1965 as the author of the bestseller “Unsafe at Any Speed”. He is an independent political activist who has run for president four times. He’s also a globally recognized consumer rights advocate who is outspoken in speaking out against Tesla’s technology.

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Ralph Nader argues federal regulators are making a mistake in allowing FSD

Ralph Nader said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) should act quickly to prevent the rollout of Tesla’s self-driving feature. He adds that the necessary measures must be taken to stop the number of deaths which continues to grow. In recent times, several accidents have occurred because of this technology.

Ralph Nader also announced that Tesla should never have included this type of system in its cars. The state needs to be on high alert because more than 100,000 vehicle owners are testing the beta version of FSD on public roads. It should be noted, however, that even with FSD, vehicles still need an attentive human driver.

How many accidents have been caused by FSD?

Currently, NHTSA is investigating 16 crashes in which owners of Tesla vehicles using FSD crashed into stationary emergency vehicles. This caused one death and 15 injuries. And in mid-July, 39 crashes involving Tesla vehicles using FSD resulted in 19 deaths.

Many people also support Ralph Nader that Americans should not be test dummies for a powerful corporation and its popular CEO and that no one is above manslaughter laws.


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