Some TikTok users are sharing videos of them letting their Tesla Autopilot take over their EVs while driving on the road.
Because of this, some electric car critics and other experts claimed that many users are currently overtrusting Elon Musk's popular FSD (Full Self-Driving) and Autopilot.
And now, social media giant, and short-form video app TikTok decided to tag users posting driverless Tesla videos as dangerous.
TikTok said that if the users continue to do this, it could cause them serious injury.
Aside from TikTok, people are also posting their dangerous activities on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
On the other hand, Tesla clarified that its Autopilot and FSD still require the driver to give full attentiveness when using it during road trips.
TikTok Users Overtrust Tesla's Autopilot and FSD?
"Idiots will be idiots, they will find a way to trick the system and that's not Tesla's fault, they can put a bunch of other things here people will just defeat it," said an anonymous user, who claims that he is the president of a Tesla owner's club in Michigan.
As of the moment, Elon Musk is still improving its Tesla Autopilot and FSD. He previously claimed that Tesla EVs will have level 5 autonomy or full self-driving capability before 2022 arrives.
"Some companies are more careful than others in how they advertise," said the Unversity of New Hampshire's Human-Computer Expert Andrew Kun.
He added that Tesla Autopilot and FSD are great features when it comes to electric cars. However, Kun said that the main problem is that people tend to disregard Tesla's description of these two autonomous features, which makes them overtrust these EV capabilities.
Limitations of Autopilot and FSD
Tesla's official website explained that Autopilot and FSD still have some limitations that drivers should definitely know about. The giant EV manufacturer said that Autopilot and FSD can have some issues during heavy rains, snow, and fog.
Aside from this, the company also confirmed that FSD and Autopilot can't function properly if it is too bright on the road. These are the main reasons why the company is asking Tesla owners to be attentive even when they are using their EV's autonomous features.
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Written by: Griffin Davis