by Fred Lambert
Tesla, which has managed to avoid reporting autonomous driving data to the DMV, could be forced to open the books on its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to the California DMV after what the latter called “videos showing dangerous use.”
Many companies from Apple to Tesla have been testing autonomous driving technology in California. The California DMV requires them to share data from their autonomous driving programs, like disengagements and accidents.
Tesla has been able to avoid sharing this data with the DMV, and it has officially only logged in a few hundred miles of “autonomous test driving” in the state over the last seven years.
But since the release of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program, things have been more complicated.
The software enables the vehicle to drive autonomously to a destination entered in the car’s navigation system, but the driver needs to remain vigilant and ready to take control at all times.
Since the responsibility lies with the driver and not Tesla’s system, it is still considered a level-two driver-assist system despite its name.