Rescue and Ambulance service: Will the Tesla Autopilot really put the driver in emergency dispatch aside?

Tesla Autopilot: The world of automotive innovation is in turmoil, and this concerns the world of ambulance service and rescue operations as well.


Tesla autopilot: the automatic driving system and the role of the ambulance driver

The reason why this automatic driving system has an impact on the ambulance and rescue services systems is intuitive: if Tesla autopilot will demonstrate great reliability over time, with low numbers of error than those of a paramedic ambulance driver or an emergency rescue driver, this will affect the entire “supply chain” of the EMS field.

In other words, the need to have rescue drivers trained with ad hoc courses, framed in a public or private recruitment plan, will be extremely reduced. Compared to today, at least.

With the autopilot, the ambulance will not need much expertise, at that point.

If, on the other hand, Tesla autopilot proves to be a useful but not resolving tool, not unlike assisted braking or other technological tools, the things will probably remain the same. Maybe.

For now, accidents due to misinterpretations are happening, and this is becoming more of a tool of controversy between groups of competing car manufacturers.


Tesla autopilot, the interview with Elon Musk

Significant, in this sense, the interview was given by Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, to the podcast News Daily Drive: within it, he reports his respect to the criticism of the autopilot and declares himself confident about a future in which the ability of the pilot will be substantially superfluous.

“Germans – he says, responding to the appropriateness of the name chosen for their automatic driving system – should also change the name to Autobahn, then! Because people might think that on those roads the cars drive by themselves…On the Autopilot, I think it’s ridiculous to change the name.

We got it from the aviation industry because it helps to maintain a state where it is the car as it is the aircraft. We know from experience that those who test the Autopilot initially are almost paranoid because it’s obvious that when you get in the car you don’t have that confidence – which you can only give the system after you’ve seen it in action. It’s not that by changing the name this experience will be lived in a different way. For me it’s a totally meaningless thing, it’s total nonsense”.



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