in the lead-up Tesla Investor Day on March 1st Event, the company faces renewed challenges and questions about Driver assistance technology safety.
Tesla drivers who haven’t already downloaded the company’s “full self-driving” Beta program now, officially, can’t do so. The EV automaker has paused the rollout and availability of its driver support feature after a recall earlier this month, as reported in a report. new update on the Tesla support page and first reported by The Verge.
The company wrote in its Frequently Asked Questions section its website. The move to end FSD downloads comes less than two weeks later Tesla announced its latest recall related to driver assistance technology.
In November, Tesla opened “full self-driving” (that is Especially not fully self-driving) to all of its eligible customers United States and Canada who have chosen to pay a fee $15,000 in fees or subscribe to $199 subscription. As of now, those who have paid for it but haven’t installed or opted in to the software yet will not be able to access the FSD Beta feature for an indefinite period of time. And those who have the technology installed in their cars should probably consider deactivating it until potential safety issues are addressed.
In mid-February, the company recalled about 362,000 vehicles in the United States (plus additional vehicles in Canada) equipped with FSD Beta due to regulator concerns that the feature could lead to crashes. The recall affects Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y vehicles.
Tesla CARS with FSD Beta may navigate yellow, meaningless traffic lights, roll through stop lights, violate speed limits, or change lanes before the driver has a chance to appropriately intervene, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. call report. The monitoring agency stated that “certain driving maneuvers could violate local traffic laws or customs, which could increase collision risk.”
NHTSA said it first reported its concerns to Tesla on January 25. The company agreed to administer a voluntary recall on February 7 “with no approval for agency analysis,” the safety department noted. Therefore, Tesla denied the necessity of the recall, but proceeded with it anyway, according to NHTSA. Tesla solved itpublic relations section again in 2020, so it is difficult to get more explanation as to why. However, Elon Musk’s Twitter is always a reliable place to get a sense of how the Tesla CEO feels about regulators. “The word ‘call’ for an over-the-air software update is outdated and completely wrong,” the billionaire said Posted on February 16th.
Unlike the process one might normally think of with a car recall, Tesla owners do not need to bring their cars to a repair shop to have a part replaced. Instead, the fix for a software recall is an over-the-air update—as is often the case with newer recalls in high-tech, computerized cars. However, Tesla hasn’t said exactly when the necessary software update will be released, which means the pause on FSD Beta downloads is currently indefinite. Bloomberg reported NHTSA expects the automaker to fix the problem by April 15th. However, Tesla did not provide any timeline in the newly published support update.
This is it Far from the first software-focused Tesla recall that the company has endured in recent times. In fact, it’s not the first time you’ve owned a Tesla FSD Beta has been discontinued. NHTSA and other federal agencies such as The Department of Justice continues to investigate Tesla and its various driver assistance features. Tesla reported more driver-assisted collisions from any other automaker between August 2021 and June 2022.
Although Musk and company have alluded to this at various times FSD Beta is close to a fully autonomous system Driving experience, it is not. “Autopilot, enhanced autopilot and full self-driving capability are designed for use with a fully alert driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is ready to take over at a moment’s notice. While these features are designed to become more capable over time, the currently enabled features do not make the car is independent,” says Tesla on its website. The California law was passed in December The company is prohibited from referring to the feature as “fully self-driving.”“Until it’s already done. However, Tesla has not yet changed its language on the feature.