Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Tesla owners appear to ignore a request on a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that urges drivers to share fewer videos of the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) tech in action.
FSD, currently in beta, allows Teslas to change lanes, park itself, and recognize traffic lights and stop signs, but doesn’t make the cars fully autonomous.
“There’s a lot of videos shared,” Musk said during the 2021 Code Conference. “I don’t know why there’s an NDA, we probably don’t need it.”
“People don’t seem to listen to me” and they “just ignore it anyway,” Musk added.
Tesla makes drivers who opt in for early access to the FSD beta software sign an NDA, VICE reported on Monday after obtaining a copy of the document.
“Do remember that there are a lot of people that want Tesla to fail; Don’t let them mischaracterize your feedback and media posts,” the Tesla NDA says, per VICE.
The NDA also says beta testers can’t speak to the media, and says they should “share on social media responsibly and selectively … consider sharing fewer videos, and only the ones that you think are interesting or worthy of being shared,” according to VICE’s report.
Some videos of Tesla’s FSD software messing up have gone viral on social media. Some FSD beta testers have shared clips of the car slipping into the wrong lane, turning into oncoming traffic, and jerking back and forth when people on bicycles came near.