Earlier today, CBS This Morning aired a new clip of his sitting interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The clip below focuses on Tesla's Autopilot feature, a subject that has been the subject of much ink over the last few weeks following a tragic accident that saw an Autopilot X model make its way into a highway before the vehicle's battery ignites.
As a result of the accident, Tesla stated that the autopilot system of the car had warned the driver to place his hands on the steering wheel in the seconds leading up to the crash, warnings that Tesla had not heard
. "It's happened on a clear day with several hundred feet of visibility in advance," Tesla said earlier this week, "which means the only way to cause this crash is that Mr. Huang does not pay attention to the road. "
As part of the interview, CBS This Morning co-presenter Gayle King drove off with Musk in a Model 3 where both spoke briefly about all things Autopilot.Interested about the benefits of the Autopilot if the function requires that users keep their hands on the steering wheel, Musk replied:
Oh, that's because the probability of an accident with the autopilot is just less.
Musk added that the autopilot will never be perfect.
"But it is important to emphasize that the autopilot will never be perfect", said Musk. "Nothing in the real world is perfect. But I think that for a long time …
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