“Tesla Twitter,” a group of Tesla fans who use Twitter extensively, is trying to “cancel” US President Joe Biden’s new appointee for a senior adviser role for safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The group has an issue with the new appointee’s criticism of Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Beta.
The new appointee is Missy Cummings, a distinguished Duke University engineering and computer science professor who also was one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots.
She most recently focused her research on AI and human-robot interaction, which led her to autonomous driving.
With the advent of self-driving technology, it would make sense to bring her expertise to NHTSA as the regulator navigates the evolving autonomous driving space.
But not everyone agrees with her appointment.
Tesla Twitter, which is how some refer to Tesla superfans who dominate discussion about the company on Twitter, has…