The logo of car manufacturer Tesla is seen at a dealership in London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/File Photo
WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Consumer Reports said Tuesday that Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) "Full Self-Driving" software lacks safeguards and raised concerns the system's use on public roads puts the public at risk citing reports from drivers.
The influential consumer publication cited videos posted on social media of drivers using it and raised concerns about issues, including "vehicles missing turns, scraping against bushes, and heading toward parked cars."
Consumer Reports said it plans to independently test the software update known as FSD Beta 9, as soon as its Model Y receives the update.
"Videos of FSD Beta 9 in action don’t show a system that makes driving safer or even less stressful,” says Jake Fisher, senior director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center. “Consumers are simply paying to be test engineers for developing technology without adequate safety protection.”