Musk admits Tesla’s self driving mode can lull people into thinking cars are driverless

The owner of Tesla has admitted in a tweet that his car’s Full Self Driving mode, FSD, can seem so good that “vigilance isn’t necessary”.

Elon Musk tweeted about the latest Beta upgrade of the software that will be made available to 2,000 drivers.

The tweet said that owners would be able to request access to the Beta version of the new software using Tesla Insurance Calculator. Their driving would be assessed for seven days and if judged good, would be granted permission.

But in response to a tweet from someone saying “you must be a good driver not to drive,” Musk replied, “Ironically, yes at this time. FSD beta system at times can seem so good that vigilance isn’t necessary, but it is. Also, any beta user who isn’t super careful will get booted. 2000 beta users operating for almost a year with no accidents. Needs to stay that way.”

(Picture – Tesla video about FSD)


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