Why Is Tesla Adding Coding Named After Each Of The Crash Testing Firms?

Doubts have been cast on the stellar results Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been getting from car safety programs. A Twitter user familiar with code-based features raised an observation on potential modifications the carmaker is doing for the units it submits for crash testing.

“Tesla just added ANCAP support in their code. This is in addition to already existing “I VISTA” (Chinese testing grounds), EuroNCAP and Korea NCAP,” tweeted @greentheonly. The account is known for releasing upcoming Tesla features based on the code being installed on the car’s software through over-the-air updates.

ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) just recently gave Tesla Model Y a five-star rating. This follows just after the car model got the same high rating from Euro NCAP, scoring record highs on “adult occupant protection” and “safety assist.”

Source: Euro NCAP

But the Twitter user floated the puzzling observation, wondering why Tesla would “give testing houses one-off builds with the testing house in the name,” presumably “with tweaked settings.”

Some Twitter users were quick to provide alternative explanations, including disabling the crash-avoiding function and collecting crash data for future use.

However, the Twitter user noted that Tesla does “enable/disable other things based on car location (like disable FSDBeta in Vancouver downtown) so the capability is there.”

But so far, no explanation can be made for why the electric car maker seems to tweak its software based on the crash testing program.

Earlier this month, a bill passed by the California state senate aims to challenge Tesla’s language in marketing the vehicle as “full self-driving,” implying in plain English that the car can be completely autonomous, when it can not.

Information for this briefing was found via Car Expert. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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