Tesla collects recordings from fully autonomous driving testers
Tesla collects recordings from fully autonomous driving testers

Tesla is now requiring car owners participating in its fully autonomous driving pilot program to accept the company's in-vehicle video suite and outside the car in the event of a safety hazard or accident.

This is the first time that Tesla has collected photos of specific people. For many years the company has used multiple camera lenses both inside and outside the car.

But the automaker has always insisted that this video is anonymous and has never been linked to your car. This video is only used to train machine learning systems, improve autonomous driving, and fully automated driving functions.

When it comes to fully autonomous driving test drives, Tesla is now turning away from that strategy.

The automaker has updated the warning after uploading a new copy of its fully independent beta program.

It contains all the necessary emergency warnings that were included in the previous version. But the company added a new description.

"By enabling the fully autonomous driving software, I consent to Tesla collecting VIN data from the vehicle's exterior camera and cabin camera in the event of a hazard or serious accident. Security is like a collision," the company said.

The data associated with the chassis number is important here, as a result of which the collected footage is assigned to the owner's vehicle.

This video is related to a specific Tesla for the first time

The fact that the company added a description of safety and risk of an accident indicates that the automaker is trying to provide evidence of an accident that caused the fully autonomous drive system.

Prior to adding this description, the company was unable to attach the lens to a specific vehicle without the driver's permission and now requires it voluntarily.

This update will be released after the first reported incident of the fully standalone beta program. Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report in which a Tesla owner claimed that a completely independent beta program had crashed.

The new description also includes the latest 10.5 Full Self-Driving Beta update. This includes several new functions, including the ability to test emergency collision avoidance maneuvers in shadow mode.

The company is sending this update to in-house testers and to car owners who have purchased a complete autonomous driving kit. They scored 98 points or more in the driver safety rating.

The automaker is slowly rolling out a beta version to more car owners who have bought the kit. Tesla is still lagging behind in its self-driving plans.

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