n September 2020, the EU NCAP, an NGO that has many European government authorities as members, tested driving-assist systems and ranked Tesla Autopilot below average. The main reason for the low rank of the functionality test was explained as follows: “Tesla’s systems name Autopilot is inappropriate as it suggests full automation.” In their valuation guidelines, they explain, “A good system name should not be misleading and contain Assistance to clearly identify the system design and its purpose to assist the driver. Moreover, the system name should never contain the word ‘auto’ or reference to automation.”

Tesla ranked #6 out of the 10 tested systems. That is below average despite Autopilot ranked as the best system of all in two of the three functional safety categories. The top 3 driver-assist systems according to EU NCAP were: #1 Daimler, #2 BMW, and #3 Audi, a company from Volkswagen Group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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