The overall score of the newer models is continuously lower than the previous models because the automatic emergency braking system update does not operate at high speeds well.
Consumer Reports has returned half the points to Tesla Model S and Model X after they lost in last Consumer Reports’ vehicle rankings because both new models sold are equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).
The overall score of the newer models of Tesla is continuously lower than the previous models
The car magazine lowered Tesla's ratings on the Model S and Model X last month after it had been waiting for Tesla up to six months for the latest Autopilot 2.0 hardware update.
The second-generation Autopilot system does not include the ABE which was supplied by Mobileye. The newer models are equipped with cameras, radars, Ultrasonic Automatic Braking Systems. Nevertheless, it will take Tesla a lot of time to develop and operate the updated software.
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Consumer Reports has returned half the points to Tesla Model S and Model X
“Despite the restored points, the overall scores for newer versions of Model S and Model X vehicles remain lower than earlier versions because the updated braking system doesn’t work at highway speeds. Once the models have AEB operational at higher speeds, CR testers will reconsider the scores.” Consumer Reports said.
The magazine has criticized Tesla for offering different updates to some customers, leaving some cars without the AEB technology at low speeds until May 11.
It is unclear whether the high-speed AEB systems will be equipped to Tesla's Autopilot software update - scheduled for publication in June - or not.
New Tesla Autopilot: Better But Needs Improvement | Consumer Reports
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