Mobileye: We Warned Tesla But They Ignored Us

Tesla Motor in hot waters after recent accident on their autopilot program.

Mobileye, the company which is responsible in making the computer system and camera of Tesla Motors semi-autonomous autopilot says car manufacturer pushed the envelope way too far.

Mobileye Chairman Amnon Shashua said of Autopilot: "It is not designed to cover all possible crash situations in a safe manner. No matter how you spin it, autopilot is not designed for that. It is a driver assistance system and not a driverless system."

However, Tesla said that the Israeli chipmakers statement is inaccurate. A Tesla spokeswoman had initially mentioned that, Mobileye never introduced its Autopilot as self-driving technology.

"We've continuously educated customers on the use of the features, reminding them that they're responsible to keep their hands on the wheel and remain alert and present when using Autopilot," she added.

According to Tesla Motors, when Mobileye learned Tesla was developing its own computer system, it tried to "force Tesla to discontinue this development, pay them more, and use their products in future hardware."

This events ended the partnership between the Israeli chipmaker Mobileye and the car maker, Tesla Motors. However, Mobileyes chief communications officer, Dan Galves, said: "The reasons stated for the breakup are absolutely primarily the reason the relationship ended. Were there commercial issues going on at the time? Yes, but those probably shouldn't be discussed publicly."

The gap between Tesla and Mobileye went on public starting late July. The split was "inevitable" as the chipmaker could not keep up with the changes Tesla is making - Musk said.

Tesla founder announced an update with regards to its autopilot system. He mentioned that they are on the move to make the system safer to avoid some of the crashes involving their product.

On the other hand, chipmaker Mobileye has moved on and is now working with BMW and Intel.

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