Tesla wants to record drivers in cases of car accidents

Tesla decided to change the rules of the game, or rather, the Full Self-Driving (FSD) system, which is part of the autopilot, the famous AutoPilot. Now, the company hopes to count on the collaboration of customers who have already installed or are about to download the new accessory package.

Changing the rules directly affects privacy. According to the automaker, the idea is for users to allow the use of images from inside and outside the car in the event of a safety risk or accident. To date, the company has used footage from many cameras inside and outside its vehicles, but always anonymously, that is, without associating a specific driver with your vehicle.

“By enabling FSD Beta, I authorize the collection of image data associated with Tesla’s VIN from the vehicle’s external cameras and the cabin camera in the event of a serious security risk or a security event such as a collision,” says the term.

Musk scalded…

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The official explanation for the change in the privacy policy for using Full Self-Driving has not been made public, but Elon Musk and other Tesla executives are thought to be concerned about recent reported accidents involving cars with AutoPilot turned on.

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Under the previous rules, Tesla was not allowed to link any image or video to a specific vehicle without the express permission of the driver. Now, by doing this in the act of downloading, that is, preventively, you are guaranteed access to everything that has happened in a possible accident or risky situation.

If this were already in effect in Brazil, the driver who was caught allegedly sleeping behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3 on the Rodovia dos Imigrantes, in São Paulo, and who later denied the accusation, would have the video from inside the car to prove his innocence… Or not.

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