Tesla engineer testifies 2016 self-driving video was staged

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New York Daily News

A 2016 video that purported to show the self-driving capabilities of a Tesla car was staged, a senior engineer testified. Ashok Elluswamy, the company’s director of autopilot software, testified in July that the video showed the Model X performing actions it was not programmed to perform, like stopping at red lights and accelerating at green lights, according to a deposition reported by Reuters on Tuesday. The video’s tagline read, “The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. He is not doing anything. The car is driving itself.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared the video in 2016…

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