When the video is slowed down, you can see parts of the white lanes are faded and the car seems to think the left side of the lane — is the right. Fred Barez is a professor of mechanical engineering at San Jose State University. He said, “The lanes are not marked clearly on the road, so the camera attached to the Tesla vehicle is having a difficult time.” Barez is building his own autonomous vehicles with students. He says lanes that aren’t clearly visible can be a challenge for Tesla’s autopilot feature. Barez said, “Tesla believes in having eight cameras all around the vehicle and they monitor the presence of the lanes on the road.”
Map of Tesla Autopilot Fatality on 101 in Mountain View, CA
BadIntersections.com has started mapping autopilot accidents and locations where drivers feel that Uber and Tesla did not make a good driving decision. We are calling these locations "Autopilot Issues" on the map. Hopefully, autonomous vehicle companies will start using this historic data to help improve safety for future drivers at these locations. Do a search for "autopilot" in the title and you will find the data.