- The American car maker has warned drivers to deploy the Full Self-Driving feature only if they pay constant attention to the road.
- Citing certain incidents, federal transportation officials stated that Tesla has done an insufficient job of keeping track of drivers to ensure that they are occupied.
American electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla, has reportedly released a new software update to its Full Self-Driving beta version 9 on Saturday, 10th July 2021. The Verge, a tech publication, and Electrek, a news website dedicated to reports regarding Tesla and other electric vehicles, were the first to report on the rollout of these updates.
Tesla’s software update expands the capabilities of assisted driving for a small demographic of Tesla owners who get the chance of trying out these features early.
In the light of numerous accidents involving Tesla cars, the automaker’s assisted driving programs have come under scrutiny comprising some that were in Autopilot mode.
Considering these incidents, federal transportation officials have stated that Tesla has done an insufficient job of keeping a check on drivers to ensure that they are properly engaged. The company has also allowed the Autopilot feature to be deployed on roads where it is not appropriate, added the transportation officials.
Back in May 2021, Tesla began the activation of the in-car camera in its vehicles for keeping track of attentiveness when drivers utilize the semi-automated self-driving technology. For the last three years, the new software update has been touted by Elon Musk, the Founder of Tesla, who had repeatedly claimed that the update was on its way.
As per reliable sources, the electric car maker appeared for addressing some of the concerns in notes associated with the release of the software update. The company warned the drivers that they should utilize the Full Self-Driving feature only if they pay constant attention to the road and are prepared for acting immediately, particularly around blind corners, in narrow driving situations, and while crossing intersections.