Tesla owners are just starting to download the company’s Autopilot driving assistant system en masse, but it’s already receiving some negative feedback.According to Green Car Reports, an independent study from automotive consulting firm Navigant Research rated the system second-to-last when compared with 20 other semi-autonomous softwares.To evaluate each system, Navigant Research does more than look at the technology itself. Its capability, quality and reliability obviously come into play, but so do the manufacturer’s self-driving visions, quality of partnerships, as well as its sales, marketing and distribution strategies, production strategies, the product portfolio and staying power. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos advertisement The study came to the conclusion that cars with true self-driving capabilities – without somebody behind the wheel to act as a failsafe – is still years off, despite the monumental leaps the tech has already taken. ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSTeslaLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Tesla must have lost points on the company part of the evaluation, rather than the technology itself. “Companies developing suitable business models in conjunction with the core technology remain most likely to succeed in commercializing automated driving,” Navigant says.The study ranked highest companies with the end goal of building automated driving systems that maximize the usage of a vehicle given its cost—for example, systems that let the car be used as an driverless taxi, or that can drive around to avoid parking.Companies like Waymo and Cruise are developing their tech towards ends like these, but Tesla’s owner-centric aims might have docked it points, too.