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There’s no driving test for self-driving cars in the US — But there should be

Tesla’s “Full-Self Driving” (FSD) driver-assist feature does not offer what its name promises.

Although Tesla CEO Elon Musk portrays the software as a prelude to fully autonomous vehicles, a quick online search shows videos of FSD-enabled Teslas in North America aiming straight at pedestrians, crashing into parked cars, and slowing down on a highway for no discernible reason. Unsurprisingly, more than a few observers have declared FSD to be a menace to traffic safety.

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