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The inevitable conclusion to selling FSD as a $15k "any moment now" feature that has been "coming soon" for more than half a decade is a class action suit by current and previous owners. Imagine if GM had an option box for a $15,000 option that doesn't exist as advertised and may never exist as expected that most owners will not see before selling their car. At this point it's a donation to Tesla, a loan they never have to repay. A car you sit down in, type in a destination, and then go to sleep won't exist until there's a brand-agnostic mesh network between cars where they communicate things like speed, intended destination, etc. and communicate the same data for the cars around them and so on. The sensors and cameras in a single car operating on its own is incapable of what they want it to do. All the car has data on is what's within its lines of sight. We, as humans, have object permanence. We can make a mental note that there's a truck two cars ahead swerving and driving erratically, things a mesh network in their car would communicate to cars in the proximity. What's sad is they've got all these people hoodwinked into thinking the solution to car accidents is a couple months of software updates away. I told my friend it would be great is magic existed because it would solve a lot of problems...but it doesn't...and neither do self driving cars. We're not months or even years from FSD, we're decades and decades away, especially without a fundamental complete rethink of infrastructure, car to car communication, laws related to driving, etc. End game is making cars that don't drive themselves illegal on public roads because you can't account for a random variable like a person driving their own car in that future. Tesla's driving force in making incremental updates to FSD isn't to achieve FSD...it's to avoid litigation related to their FSD promises and pricing because the engineers there know that, deep down, what they're attempting is impossible with the current hardware and infrastructure, especially if they keep doing cost cutting measures like removing radar.
 

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Criminal investigation and having DOJ involved seems very far fetched to me. The NTSB should be involved in looking at the accidents, of course. Do you think Boeing or Airbus will be put on trial after the next aircraft crash involving one of their airplanes? How about the airlines? The FAA came down hard on Boeing after the 737 Max issues and subsequent NTSB investigation, but no criminal charges were filed.

This comes the day before Elon officially owns Twitter. Coincidence?
 

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Criminal investigation and having DOJ involved seems very far fetched to me. The NTSB should be involved in looking at the accidents, of course. Do you think Boeing or Airbus will be put on trial after the next aircraft crash involving one of their airplanes? How about the airlines? The FAA came down hard on Boeing after the 737 Max issues and subsequent NTSB investigation, but no criminal charges were filed.

This comes the day before Elon officially owns Twitter. Coincidence?
To be fair, no one but Elon knew whether he would go through with it or pull the plug at the last minute...and maybe even he didn't know given how mercurial he is.
 
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