Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta test has caught the attention of federal safety regulators

The Verge | Oct 23, 2020 at 7:53 PM
  • Federal regulators are keeping their eye on the rollout of Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” experiment.
  • In 2019, NHTSA opened an investigation into complaints about vehicle fires connected to the battery management systems in some Model S and X vehicles.
  • Tesla warns that drivers need to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times — though the automaker famously refuses to include a robust driver-monitoring system (like infrared eye tracking) to ensure its customers are following safety protocols.