Tesla has been promoting Autopilot–a sort of pre-autonomous technology–since 2015. But Navigant says that the company’s break with car safety innovator Mobileye may have set back its self-driving efforts. Some members of the public have rising concerns about serious injury in an accident caused by Tesla’s systems, not helped by the bad press the company has recieved for some of their live models out on the roads crashing. Not only that, but Tesla’s regular vehicle production has hit some road bumps in the last year. “Tesla is the outlier,” the report notes, “with big plans and lots of public announcements, but technology that is at best dubious and some serious financial and manufacturing quality issues to mitigate.” Yikes.
You can find a summary of the report from Navigant Research here.