Tesla requires Full Self Driving testers to allow video collection in case of a crash

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With Tesla’s latest FSD (“full self-driving“) release, it is asking drivers to consent to allow video taken by the car’s exterior and interior cameras to be collected in case of an accident or “serious safety risk”. This will mark the first time when Tesla will attach footage to a specific vehicle and driver, according to a electrek report good.

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Tesla has previously collected video footage as part of FSD, but it was only used to train and improve the AI ​​self-driving system. Under the new agreement, however, Tesla will now be able to associate videos with specific vehicles. “By enabling FSD beta, I consent to Tesla’s collection of image data linked to the VIN from the vehicle’s exterior cameras and cabin camera in the event of a serious safety risk or safety event such as a collision,” the agreement reads.

By enabling FSD beta, I consent to the collection of Tesla’s VIN-related image data from the vehicle’s exterior cameras and cabin cameras in the event of a serious safety risk or safety incident such as a collision.

As electrek Notes, the language may indicate that Tesla wants to make sure it has evidence in case the FSD system is to blame for the crash. It can also be used to detect and fix potentially serious issues more quickly.


FSD 10.3 was released more widely than the previous beta, but it was quickly pulled back Due to issues like Unwanted Forward Collision warnings, unexpected autobraking and more. At the time, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that such issues were “to be expected with beta software,” adding that “it is impossible to test all hardware configurations in all conditions with internal QA, so public trial.”

However, other drivers on public roads are also unaware of the beta testers. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating A driver complains that the FSD caused the collision on November 3 in Brea, California. The owner alleged that this caused his Model Y to enter the wrong lane and collide with another car, causing significant damage to both.

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Tesla is rolling out the new beta to even more users with driver safety scores of 98 and higher – previously, beta releases were limited to drivers with a full 100 score. Tesla charges drivers $199 a month for this feature, or $10,000 a shot, but has failed to meet the promised deadline for autonomous driving. Currently, the FSD system is considered a Level 2 system – a far cry from Level 4 that is actually required to be “full self-driving”.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Nerdshala,

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