Expanded a company Tesla introduced its fully autonomous test program to nearly 2,000 owners of its cars, but some drivers’ access was canceled for not paying enough attention to the road, according to Elon Musk, Tesla CEO.
Mask said in Tweet Via Twitter: The pilot self-driving test program has now been expanded FSD and we also canceled some drivers’ access to the beta version as the drivers did not pay enough attention to the road, and so far there have been no accidents.
It is unclear how many drivers have had their access to the pilot program revoked. A test version of fully autonomous driving was released in October of last year.
Tesla’s use of the term fully autonomous has long been controversial, and self-driving car experts have criticized it.
For most experts, fully autonomous driving means a car in which anyone can safely sleep behind the wheel, and there is no need for an attentive human driver.
The news comes after reports that a letter was sent in February from the National Transportation Safety Board to the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority calling for stricter requirements for self-driving testing on public roads.
And CNBC was the first to Informed About the Federal Agency’s request for updated safety requirements for public road testing.
And in the messageNational Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt stated that Tesla is testing its vehicles on public roads but with limited oversight or reporting requirements.
Sumwalt added: Although Tesla includes a disclaimer that currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s non-interference approach to testing supervision poses a potential risk to motorists and other road users.
Earlier this month, Musk posted a tweet about plans to double the size of Tesla’s beta test program with version 8.2, bringing the number nearly ten times the number of testers in version 8.3.
He added later that the next important version of the program will be next month, In a tweet, Musk wrote: The road to the real world of AI needs no use Radar.
FSD Beta has now been expanded to ~ 2000 owners & we’ve also revoked beta where drivers did not pay sufficient attention to the road. No accidents to date.
Next significant release will be in April. Going with pure vision – not even using radar. This is the way to real-world AI.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2021