I Was Wrong To Fear The Tesla FSD Beta: Jenifer Sensiba; Elon Musk reacts via a Tweet
Jennifer Sensiba is a long-time efficient vehicle enthusiast, writer, and photographer. A few months ago she published an article for which she was heavily criticized and even harassed on Twitter, it reached a point wherein she had to block a few people. Turns our she wasn’t fully aware of her article’s central idea and she did not recheck her facts which led to heavy criticism. However, after a few months of the incident, she publishes an article titled, “Safety Third: I Was Wrong To Fear The Tesla FSD Beta” admitting to her lack of knowledge and talking about the topic in detail of the process of her understanding that she misjudged Telsa’s FSD Beta.
She publicly states that she was wrong about her assumption that the beta roll-out would be a potential danger to the public and expresses the process of her learning more about the topic and understanding her mistake.
She didn’t think regulators should come down on it. What I preferred was that the industry works to provide more driver training and awareness. I even wrote a couple of articles giving people safety tips I had picked up working in other industries and things to watch out for.
Turns out that I was completely wrong as she fails to gather any kind of proof to support her take on the issue. Further in the article, she writes, ” it seems unlikely that there have been zero crashes, there are no media reports I could find telling us about a crash while using the system. Sure, there was much hand-wringing about the possibility of a crash, but to date, none of the people frightened by it has followed up with any ‘I told you so stories. If anyone was seriously hurt or killed, we would have all heard about it, and that didn’t happen.”
In the post, she mentions that she changed her mind not only because she couldn’t find any evidence/ proof but also a couple of Mike Rowe’s videos and writings about “Safety Third.” changed her perspective on the topic. Interestingly, that’s the title of her post “Safety Third: I Was Wrong To Fear The Tesla FSD Beta”.
Quoting Mike Rowe she wrote,”… we are deluding ourselves if we think it’s our highest priority. If it was, nobody would do anything. We wouldn’t drive, we wouldn’t eat fast food, and we wouldn’t send people to climb on suspension bridges or up antenna towers. We certainly wouldn’t do anything like mountain biking, competition shooting, or hiking out in the wilderness with no cell signal. All of those things are dangerous, you know. If it saves one life …” She further added, “The fact is, safety should be a priority but not THE priority. We have to first figure out how to get things done. Then, we find a way to turn a profit or have fun doing things. After that, and only after that, do we analyze the proposed activity to figure out how to make it safer? In other words, we tailor our safety to the things we want to do, and not the other way around.”
Towards the end of the article she writes, ” I was definitely wrong and Elon was right. Nearly three months have gone by with the FSD beta without serious incident.”
Elon Musk reacts to the post on Twitter replying to the article,
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 24, 2021