Technology changes our society at neck breaking speeds, but is it safe?
Inventors and innovators usually have the best intentions, but sometimes they fall short. When creativity and passion requires revenue and production, a dangerous mix can result. Short-cuts become the norm, and tradeoffs are made.
Tesla has attempted to change the auto industry with its innovation, but are they taking the proper steps to ensure it is done safely? Tesla is caught in a firestorm between shareholder interests, customer demands, and the high cost of invention.
Tesla has moved faster than any other automaker around. Because of that, its survival hinges on achieving unprecedented levels of mass production. Their plan was to use the profits from their sports car to build a more affordable car, then use that money to build a more affordable car. It is a company whose speed and innovation has been plagued with cash flow issues, forcing them to push vehicles to market before tested to the same level other manufacturers test their vehicles.
Attorneys across the country allege that as a result of this rush to market, they have overlooked dangerous problems inherent in these vehicles. Numerous of claims have been submitted to government agencies involving Teslas accelerating to high speeds without anyone pressing the accelerator pedal, vehicles spinning out of control suddenly, and flying into reverse while stopped at a light.
Tesla has long marketed its vehicles as being the safest high performing vehicles on the market. Since they are “computers on wheels” they are safer than a human. According to Tesla, its proprietary technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that make it one of the safest vehicles on the road. Tesla has long prioritized a safety-conscious reputation, touting its forward looking radar and ultrasonic acoustic location sensor.