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Tesla removes some drivers from the self-driving test

 Tesla removes some drivers from the self-driving test

Tesla expanded its fully self-driving test program to nearly 2,000 owners of its cars, but some drivers' access was canceled for not paying enough attention to the road, according to Elon Musk, Tesla CEO.

Tesla removes some drivers from the self-driving test

Musk said in a tweet on the Twitter platform: The FSD autonomous driving test pilot program has now been expanded and we have also canceled some drivers' access to the beta version as drivers have not paid enough attention to the road, and there have been no accidents so far.

It is unclear how many drivers have had their access to the pilot program revoked, and a fully autonomous driving test version was released in October of last year.

Tesla's use of the term fully autonomous has long been controversial, and self-driving car experts have criticized it.

For most experts, fully autonomous driving means a car in which anyone can safely sleep behind the wheel, and there is no need for an attentive human driver.

The news comes after reports that a letter was sent in February from the National Transportation Safety Board to the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority calling for stricter requirements for self-driving testing on public roads.

CNBC was the first to report on the federal agency's request for updated safety requirements for public road testing.

In the letter, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt stated that Tesla is testing its vehicles on public roads but with limited oversight or reporting requirements.

Sumwalt added: Although Tesla includes a disclaimer that currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's non-interference approach to testing supervision poses a potential risk to motorists and other road users.

Earlier this month, Musk posted a tweet about plans to double the size of Tesla's beta testing program with version 8.2, bringing the number nearly ten times the number of testers in version 8.3.

He later added that the next important release of the program will be next month, and Musk wrote in a tweet: The road to the real world of artificial intelligence does not require the use of radar.