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Tesla full self-driving test being reevaluated by California DMV: report

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The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that California is reevaluating Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) testing program to determine whether the electric-car maker’s software falls under its Department of Motor Vehicles’ autonomous vehicle regulations. should or not.

FSD is an advanced driver assistance system that handles some driving tasks, but Tesla says it doesn’t make vehicles fully autonomous. According to the company, the features “require a completely attentive driver”.

The Los Angeles Times said the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notified Tesla last week of the state regulator’s review.

According to the report, the DMV said, “Recent software updates, videos showing dangerous use of that technology, an open investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the opinions of other experts in the field prompted a re-evaluation.”

The DMV and Tesla did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

According to video postings from beta users, in October last year, Tesla vehicles with the latest 10.3 FSD software repeatedly warned of collisions when there was no immediate danger. However, Tesla fixed the software within a day.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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