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Tesla's 'Autopilot' not safe for public roads, says Whistleblower

Krupski was reprimanded and ultimately fired for taking photos of unsafe practices in his workplace

According to media reports, a former Tesla employee in Norway has come forward, revealing the company's ethically questionable practices, especially with regard to their driver assistance software. Speaking in an interview, the former employee Lukasz Krupski stated his concern about the readiness of both the software and hardware of the assisted driving feature.

Krupski is said to have handed over 100 GB worth of data to a German business newspaper earlier this year, stating that his attempts to bring his concerns to higher-ups were ignored. He went on to mention how the company's internal data suggests that Tesla did not follow the protocols involving the safety of the driver-assist technology. This data includes several documented instances of Tesla's 'phantom braking' phenomenon.

As per reports, Krupski was reprimanded and ultimately fired for taking photos of unsafe practices in his workplace, on grounds of violating company policy. The data leaked by the former employee is said to include lists of Tesla employees, their social security numbers, thousands of accident reports and internal Tesla communications.

Source: Jalopnik

 
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