Aug 13, 2022 • 1HR 11M

Self-Driving Tesla: “It Will Try To Kill You”

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Software hacking expert, Dan O’Dowd, founder of “The Dawn Project” joins us to critique Tesla’s Fully Self-Driving cars where they found they made a critical error every eight minutes. Then Ralph welcomes Steve Hutkins, the founder and editor of “Save the Post Office,” to ask why Trump’s Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, still has a job.

Dan O’Dowd is the CEO of Green Hills Software and is the world’s leading expert in creating software that never fails and can’t be hacked. Mr. O’Dowd created the secure operating systems for projects including Boeing’s 787s, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Fighter Jets, the Boeing B1-B Intercontinental Nuclear Bomber, and NASA’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. He is the founder of The Dawn Project, which aims to make computers safer for humanity by making systems unhackable.

Not to put too fine a point on it, it is the single worst piece of commercial software I have ever seen. It doesn’t do anything useful. You take your perfectly good Tesla; it will try to kill you.

Dan O’Dowd founder of The Dawn Project on the Full Self Driving Tesla

Did nobody at Tesla ever test whether it runs over little children? They really ought to have a test like that before they put their software out. If they did do the test, they should go to jail, because they shipped the product knowing it does that.

Dan O’Dowd founder of The Dawn Project on the Full Self Driving Tesla

Steve Hutkins  is a retired English professor who taught place studies and travel literature at the Gallatin School of New York University. He is the founder and editor of “Save the Post Office”.

(Louie DeJoy’s) vision of the Postal Service is one that is not really to the benefit of the country as a whole. He has only one concern and that is the bottom line. He’s part of this long tradition of corporatizing the Postal Service.

Steve Hutkins of “Save the Post Office”

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