It is widely known that Tesla vehicles have built-in autopilot functionality. They can track the appearance of a pedestrian near the car, showing his position on the screen in the cabin. And it looks like Tesla has learned to see the other world as the Twitter user named Ovidiu Maciuc, the Tesla Model 3 car owner, shared an eerie video from the cemetery.
The onboard computer suddenly detected the presence of a living person among the crosses and graves. The creepy autopilot error is now being discussed on social media. Company representatives have not provided any official comments yet. By the way, this is not the first error of Tesla's onboard computer, and it is not clear what caused this error this time.
In the published video, the onboard computer shows a silhouette of a person standing next to the car, which appears and disappears. The system then shows that the person went in the opposite direction from the car and disappeared. The driver states that he was alone in the cemetery. The video he shared on Twitter confirms this.
“Tesla collision avoidance system detecting an invisible human/entity at the cemetery,” the tweet says. Some suggest that the autopilot mistook tombstones for a person, but this still looks quite creepy.
It also became known that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X electric vehicles because they found a malfunction on the touchscreen displays that could pose a safety risk.
Touchscreen failures could result in loss of autopilot function and images from the rearview camera or backup camera, NHTSA says. For example, a malfunction can prevent the heater from turning on, which reduces visibility in cold weather, increasing the risk of an accident.
If Tesla disagrees with the NHTSA decision, the company will have to provide the agency with a full explanation of its decision. Typically, companies voluntarily agree to recall some of their products if required by regulatory discussions. Tesla must provide its answer by January 27