After a study showed that the autopilot feature of Tesla cars will run over children but not Elon Musk, diehard fanboys are defending the company. In a bizarre case of fanboy hive mind, the Tesla mob claims that these tests should use real, breathing children instead of dummies.
That’s right, these fanboys believe in Tesla and Elon Musk so much that they want real children to be put in harm’s way just to prove that this technology isn’t dangerous, even though it clearly is.
Tesla fanboys defend the bad autopilot feature
Yesterday, a Twitter video went viral, showing that Tesla cars on autopilot still won’t stop for children in 2022. However, it will stop for Elon Musk. Most people would agree that this is something that needs a major change since nobody wants their car to murder children, but fanboys aren’t having it.
Some crazy fans have insisted that real children be used on these tests, which will supposedly prove that the autopilot wouldn’t harm them. For some reason, they blame the lifeless test subjects for this, even if a copied face of Elon Musk was enough to make a Tesla car stop.
Furthermore, there are even fans who think Tesla has done no wrong and that the cars should be allowed to run over children. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!
"If I'm pressing the accelerator, the car should do what I tell it to do no matter what," replied one user to the video. "It shouldn't matter if there's 100 children in front of the car."
Unfortunately, there are more comments like this from Tesla fanboys in the comments of that video. Read them at your own risk; you might get food poisoning from how toxic these comments can be.
Some Tesla fanboys are going too far
While we expected these fanboys to cross some lines to defend Tesla and Elon Musk, some are going a bit too far. Twitter user Whole Mars actually asked their 129,000 followers if they would be willing to volunteer their child to test if a Tesla car would actually hit them.
“Is there anyone in the Bay Area with a child who can run in front of my car on Full Self-Driving Beta to make a point? I promise I won't run them over... (will disengage if needed),” asks Whole Mars.
These issues are simply continuations of quirks already well-documented with Tesla Autopilot. Currently under investigation for numerous accidents, Autopilot and Full Self-Driving are infamously rough. Let’s not forget the viral video where Tesla FSD actively swerved into a crowd of pedestrians.