GM Volt Forum banner

Bolt EV leading Tesla in AV's, with Google the leader?

3697 Views 12 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Bluesideup
An article at 'Seeking Alpha' reviews and cites formal data submitted to California by companies testing self driving cars in CA.

Data shows tesla =1 disengagement (human intervention) every 3 miles, GM/Cruise = 1 disengagement every 54 miles average for year, but reaching nearly 1 in 400 in last month of testing with Bolts.. Google leads

here's the link:

The title is 'The Tesla Self-Driving Dreams Are Just That... Dreams'
No wonder there are 1006 comments!

1 - 1 of 13 Posts
I find it funny they seem to completely ignore the fact that Tesla has over 1.3 Billion autopilot miles under it's belt (as of Nov 2016). As of the middle of 2015 Waymo only has about 1 million miles under it's belt (last data point I could find)

That's like saying a boxer retired undefeated but only was ever in 1 fight in his life. And any form of semi-autonomous driving from Waymo/Bolt are all just in the testing phase, while Tesla has products you can buy today. It's not perfect by any means, but it's what we have right now. All three are hard at work of course working on constant improvement, but after reading that the vibe I got was the author is secretly pissed he can't go out and get a Tesla.

The "plan" is that Autonomous Bolts aren't due to hit the road till 2018 sometime. Will Tesla just sit on it's hands for 2 years and do nothing in that time?

The author, a supposed research analyst, apparently didn't bother to do that much research before badmouthing Tesla. For all his complaints it still doesn't change the fact if you want autonomous anything, Tesla is the only game in town for now. You can talk GM/Google up all day long, but until you can go buy it, it doesn't mean anything. This is just like those articles you see every year or two about "an extraordinary new battery tech that will revolutionize the industry, it charges in 5 minutes, holds 100Kwh, and only weighs 100lbs... doesn't matter how awesome it was in the lab, until it's something consumers can buy it doesn't mean anything.
See less See more
1 - 1 of 13 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.