Surely, then, the autopilot did nothing anyway.
Whatever Tesla might claim, autopilot is a dumb idea.
In this instance, it literally did NOTHING to prevent a collision that should have been obvious to a driver for over 7 seconds.
Sure, it's the driver's fault for relying on it, same as if you drive "relying" on your ABS to operate instead of leaving a sensible distance.
But surely it just proves that autopilot is a load of shit and this just says that you can't even blame the manufacturer if it does nothing whatsoever.
It's like someone selling you a laptop that, if the keyboard doesn't work, aw, sorry, that's your own fault for not checking it works all the time you use it.