Tesla requires owners of electric vehicles with Full Self-Driving to keep their hands on the steering wheel while operating
What is known
Particularly resourceful owners put on the steering wheeloranges or water bottles. Some companies even sold special weights. For example, Autopilot Buddy, as in one of the photos below. The cost of such an accessory is $200, but it has been banned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA).
In Full Self-Driving software underv10.69.3.1, a new feature has been discovered, due to which the Tesla car understands that the driver does not keep his hands on the wheel, but uses some kind of trick like the previously mentioned Autopilot Buddy. In this case, the system will be able to automatically turn off Full Self-Driving until the end of the trip.
The latest version of Full Self-Driving Beta (V10.69.3.1) can detect some forms of autopilot defeat devices and will be slowly adapted over time as new methods are discovered by Tesla.
If detected, it will result in a forced autopilot disengagement; resulting in strikes.
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How exactly will this technology work?what is unknown. But it is known that the Full Self-Driving driver assistance system, which is currently in beta testing, is already available for purchase by everyone in North America for $15,000.