Carmaker's autopilot update disabled in Hong Kong

Tesla's autopilot feature has been disabled in Hong Kong.


On October 10th, the CEO of Tesla Motors,Elon Musk, announced the availability of a new update.

With this update, all Teslas built after September of 2014 can have some amount of self-driving capability.

While some took this news well and graciously, others went wild, with different cases of people abusing this update surfacing online.

Due to these people's abuse of the autopilot update, Elon Musk threatened to put "some additional constraints" on it.

Despite this, Hong Kong has taken matters into it's hands by disabling the feature wirelessly.

Their explanation is based on reports from traffic officials, who say that drivers become distracted in the city’s extremely busy traffic.

The International Business Times agrees with the city, says it is for the best.

“The move underscores a challenge the auto industry will face as it rolls out new semiautonomous driving technology globally that skirts the line between convenience and safety.”

Do you think Hong Kong is right to disable the autopilot feature or should Model S owners be able to use the autopilot whenever and however they want?


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