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Does Tesla have the best engineers and engineering?

If you were designing a Full Self-Driving car, would you schedule recognizing and obeying ‘Do Not Enter’ signs before or after sending it out to 160,000 Beta customers? What about ‘Road Closed’ signs? What about stopped school buses with their stop signs extended and their lights flashing? What about strollers? I have repeatedly seen Elon…

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The Dawn Project condemns Elon Musk releasing Tesla Full Self-Driving software to all Tesla drivers in North America

SANTA BARBARA, CA Safety advocacy group The Dawn Project strongly condemns Elon Musk’s irresponsible release of Tesla Full Self-Driving software to all Tesla cars in North America, which comes in the wake of safety tests conducted by The Dawn Project that reveal critical safety defects in Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software. The Dawn Project is committed to making…

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The Dawn Project Publishes Full Page Ad In The New York Times Revealing That Tesla Full Self-Driving Software Will Repeatedly Hit A Child Mannequin In A Stroller

The Dawn Project has today published a full-page advertisement in The New York Times highlighting the dangers of Tesla Full Self-Driving after safety tests revealed that it will repeatedly hit a child mannequin in a stroller. The Dawn Project’s advertisement was published in The New York Times today, and can be seen here. The ad…

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Dan O’Dowd Interviewed By The Times of London

Dan O’Dowd has been interviewed by The Times of London about The Dawn Project’s campaign to ban Tesla’s dangerous Full Self-Driving software. Read Dan’s interview below:   Tech billionaire wages war on ‘safety’ of self-driving Teslas Elon Musk has made many enemies but perhaps few are as determined as Dan O’Dowd. While the world’s richest…

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Dan O’Dowd interviewed by The Washington Post

Dan O’Dowd has been interviewed by The Washington Post about his campaign to ban Tesla Full-Self Driving and make computers safe for humanity. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — When Dan O’Dowd had his midlife crisis, he bought two near-identical Tesla Roadsters, the first model the electric carmaker ever produced. This year, the 66 year-old tech entrepreneur…

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The Dawn Project Publishes Full-Page Ad In The New York Times Showing That Tesla Full Self-Driving Fails To Obey ‘Do Not Enter’ And ‘Road Closed’ Signs

The Dawn Project has today published a full-page advertisement in The New York Times highlighting the dangers of Tesla Full Self-Driving after safety tests revealed that it will repeatedly ignore and drive past ‘Do Not Enter’ and ‘Road Closed’ signs. The Dawn Project’s advertisement was published in The New York Times today, and can be…

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New Dawn Project Safety Tests Reveal That Tesla Full Self-Driving Fails to Obey ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Do Not Enter’ Signs

New safety tests conducted by The Dawn Project reveal that Tesla Full Self-Driving does not obey ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Do Not Enter’ signs, and finds that Elon Musk’s Full Self-Driving software repeatedly ignores these important road safety signs.   The safety tests were conducted in controlled conditions by The Dawn Project in Goleta, California in October…

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New Dawn Project Safety Tests Reveals That Tesla’s Most Recent Full Self-Driving Software 10.69.2.2 Runs Down Moving Child-Sized Mannequin In Its Path

The Dawn Project recently conducted a safety test of the latest version of Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta 10.69.2.2, which found that it ran down a moving child-sized mannequin in its path. The test was conducted on a public road in Goleta, California, and corroborated The Dawn Project’s previous safety tests which found that Tesla Full…

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Twitter Contest

In honor of Elon Musk raising the price of his latest defective Full Self-Driving software 10.69.2 to $15,000, The Dawn Project is now offering a new prize of $15,000 to the first person who can demonstrate a current commercial product from a Fortune 500 company that when brand new malfunctions more than Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta software.

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Highlights of The Dawn Project’s October 2022 safety tests

In October 2022, The Dawn Project conducted a series of safety tests in Goleta and Santa Barbara, California, to test whether Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Software was safe for public roads. The tests revealed critical safety defects in Tesla Full Self-Driving, and showed that the software will run down a child mannequin, ignore ‘Do Not Enter’…

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Dan O’Dowd’s response to Tesla’s Cease and Desist letter

After launching a nationwide TV advertising campaign exposing potential dangers of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software, I received this Cease and Desist letter from Tesla. This is the most bizarre Cease and Desist letter I’ve ever seen. It’s mostly Tesla marketing propaganda and most of it appears to have been written by Elon Musk himself. It…

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Dawn Project Safety Test Finds That Tesla Full Self-Driving Software Runs Down Child-Sized Mannequin in School Crosswalk

Following The Dawn Project’s previous safety test, which found that Tesla Full Self-Driving repeatedly collided with a child-sized mannequin in test conditions, the safety advocacy group ran the test again on public roads. This test, which was conducted on a public road outside a school in Santa Barbara, CA, corroborated The Dawn Project’s first safety…

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Elon Musk reaches 100M Twitter Followers on his birthday

Today is Elon Musk’s 51st birthday. One of his birthday presents to himself is the milestone of having apparently reached 100M Followers on Twitter. In the past six months Elon’s Twitter Follower count has grown by 31M Followers, which is an average of 170,000 new Followers every day. To see how Elon has reached 100M…

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Dan O’Dowd comments in International Policy Digest regarding NHTSA’s report on autonomous vehicle crashes

Dan O’Dowd, Founder of The Dawn Project, commented in International Policy Digest following the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report into incidents involving vehicles utilising advanced driver-assisted technologies (ADAS), and more specifically in relation to the data regarding crashes involving Tesla’s Full Self-Driving and Autopilot systems.

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What is the credibility and character of Warren Redlich?

Warren Redlich, one of Elon Musk’s most fervent disciples, recently published a vicious YouTube video containing a torrent of false accusations and invective about my intelligence, character, and motives. No doubt because I offended his faith by criticizing Elon Musk’s FSD! Let’s analyze this product of his intellect and character.

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Dawn Project Founder Dan O’Dowd interviewed by The Telegraph

Our Founder, Dan O’Dowd, was interviewed by The Telegraph about his ‘Tyrant Collection‘, the world’s most valuable collection of coins. A tech billionaire known as “the Tyrant” has finished the first coin collection spanning the entirety of English and British history, with an array of currency more complete than that of the Royal Mint. Coins…

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Don’t be a Tesla Crash Test Dummy

The Dawn Project is campaigning to ban unsafe software from safety critical systems, which could be targeted by military-style hackers to cause chaos to our society. Our first campaign is targeting Tesla full self-driving cars.

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Dan O’Dowd Comments On Russia Cyberattack Threat

Dan O’Dowd commented in UK newspaper City A.M. in relation to the potential threat of cyberattacks from Russia, which could cripple UK and US infrastructure. ““To cripple the UK, Putin does not need nuclear weapons,” explained cybersecurity expert Dan O’Dowd, who created the operating systems for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Fighter Jets, the Boeing B1-B Intercontinental Nuclear Bomber and…

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Why Understanding Technology Is the Key to Success

Long ago, someone asked Bill Gates why Microsoft was so successful. Gates replied that he found it odd that at his competitors’ key technology decisions were being made by the people who knew the least about technology, while the people who knew the most about technology had no say in key technology decisions. He called this technical inversion.

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