Ford did not pull any punches when it introduced its new BlueCruise freeway driving help function on Wednesday.
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Ford urged that GM’s use of crimson and inexperienced lighting to point its standing makes Tremendous Cruise difficult for folks with coloration blindness and famous that Tesla’s Autopilot requires a driver to at all times contact the steering wheel to show they’re paying consideration, whereas BlueCruise makes use of facial recognition expertise to permit hands-off operation.
Ford’s CEO Jim Farley later tweeted a video highlighting a 110,000-mile street journey the corporate performed to validate the system that he captioned “BlueCruise! We examined it in the actual world, so our prospects don’t need to,” which was apparently an oblique shot at Tesla’s apply of utilizing its house owners to check unfinished “Beta” variations of its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving software program on public roads.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not reply on to Farley, however commented on a Teslarati tweet in regards to the jab, saying “I discovered some footage of the drive” with a hyperlink to a clip from the Chris Farley comedy traditional “Tommy Boy” depicting a ridiculous accident that occurred through the movie’s ill-fated street journey.
The late actor’s final identify is not only a coincidence. Chris, who died tragically of a drug overdose in 1997 at age 33, is a primary cousin to Jim, who has talked about how shut they had been after they had been each dwelling in Los Angeles.
Neither Ford nor Farley has commented on Musk’s tweet, which was each praised and condemned within the feedback by lots of Musk’s 50.8 million followers.