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Road Test Using ‘Live’ Kids Exposes AV Absurdity

Silicon Valley’s tech culture, Detroit’s insistence on vehicle self-certification, and regulatory inaction have created a trifecta that places safety testing in the hands of amateurs.
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Children crossing the street

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By Junko Yoshida

Last weekend, a handful of Muskovite vigilantes used their children as guinea pigs to prove that Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) functions are unlikely to mow down a small child crossing the road.

This dubious effort by amateur Tesla testers was triggered by a video clip posted on Twitter by Taylor Ogan, CEO of Snow Bull Capital, a technology hedge fund (see below). It showed a Tesla obliterating a child-size crash dummy on a test course.

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