On New Year’s Eve, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a tweet from @WholeMarsBlog, which follows electric vehicle news. The account tagged Musk and said “users with over 10,000 miles on the FSD Beta should have the opportunity to disable the steering wheel nag.” Musk replied, “That’s right, the update will are available in January.”
That short answer could get him in trouble with federal regulators.
That’s right, the update will are available in January
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 31, 2022
Associated Press (AP) reported On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it was in touch with Tesla regarding the tweet.
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Last week, the agency said the case is now a part of a wider investigation in not less than 14 Teslas that collided with emergency vehicles when using the Autopilot driver assistance system.
As of 2021, Tesla is conducting “fully self-driving” beta testing with owners who haven’t been trained on the system but are actively monitored by the corporate. Earlier this 12 months, Tesla said 160,000, or about 15% of Tesla’s, were on US roads in attendance. Broader distribution of the software was to be implemented in late 2022.
Fully Autonomous Driving (FSD) and Tesla’s Autopilot have features that warn drivers to maintain their hands on the wheel. The software may shut down in the event that they don’t. Some Teslas even have interior cameras within the cabin to warn distracted or sleeping drivers so that they can get out of the way in which if vital.
It’s unclear if Tesla will eventually allow users to disable these features, but the corporate may modify or disable them remotely. Owners can expect one other FSD update later this month.