Tesla employee was fired after sharing video of a crash on Full Self-Driving Beta

by Fred Lambert

A Tesla employee who has been posting videos of his experience with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta has been fired.

His firing came right after sharing a video of the first confirmed crash (albeit a small one) on FSD Beta.

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, but Tesla hopes to eventually remove the driver as a supervisor through future software updates.

In following the progress made with the Beta program, we often viewed and shared videos of early beta testers, like AI Addict on YouTube, who often posted driving experiences on FSD Beta.

What we didn’t know is that AI Addict, now known to be John Bernal, was a Tesla employee when making those videos.