Tesla Electrek first reported Wednesday that the carmaker has updated its for FSD usage, and testers must now opt in to sharing video. That includes video recorded inside a Tesla and outside while FSD is active.testers will need to give up a little more privacy if they want to test the Level 2 driver-assist system.
Tesla does not operate a public relations department to field requests for comment, but the new portion of the agreement reads, "By enabling FSD Beta, I consent to Tesla's collection of VIN-associated image data from the vehicle's external cameras and Cabin Camera in the occurrence of a serious safety risk or a safety event like a collision."
Essentially, the new policy likely covers the automaker's rear end in case someone tries to blame a crash or incident on the system, when driver error may be to blame. Despite the "Full Self-Driving" name, FSD is not an autonomous system, according to the. Tesla's instructions tell drivers to remain alert and prepared to retake control of critical functions at any given time.
Although the company did gather footage from cars previously, this is the first time said footage will be tied directly to a Tesla's VIN. That will make it simpler than ever to track down the person who owns a particular Tesla in case of one of those "safety events" occur.
The company continues to roll out FSD to more drivers as they opt in after achieving at least a 98/100 score on Tesla's safety metric. According to many drivers, it's, however. The system is available for a $10,000 purchase, or a subscription of $199 per month, to be eligible to gain access to FSD's features.