Consumer Reports has now returned the Model S to the top safety rating category after downgrading it earlier in the year. Meanwhile, there is no doubt at all that self-driving cars will save lives.
Consumer Reports and Tesla have been at odds quite a bit in the past few years. In October of 2015, Tesla stocks fell when Consumer Reportscalled the cars unreliable. Then again this year, Tesla’s stock fell after Consumer Reports downgraded the Model S because the second generation Autopilot hardware’s Automatic Emergency Braking wasn’t enabled at highway speeds.