Elon Musk says Tesla owners 'don't seem to listen to me' because they ignore an NDA and share a lot of videos of the company's Full-Self-Driving tech

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Tesla owners ignore a nondisclosure agreement that asks drivers to share fewer videos of full self-driving, CEO Elon Musk said at a conference. Matt Rourke/AP Photo
  • Tesla owners ignore an NDA asking they share fewer videos of the full-self-driving tech, Musk said.

  • Vice first reported on the NDA, which also tells beta testers they can't speak with the media.

  • "I don't know why there's an NDA. We probably don't need it," Musk said at a conference on Tuesday.

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Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Tesla owners appeared to ignore a request on a nondisclosure agreement that urges drivers to share fewer videos of the company's full-self-driving tech in action.

The feature, which is in beta, allows Teslas to change lanes, park themselves, 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 "just ignore it anyway," Musk added.

Tesla makes drivers who opt in for early access to the full-self-driving 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, according to Vice.

The NDA also says beta testers can't speak with the media and 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 software messing up have gone viral on social media. Some 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 come near.

Tesla rolled out version 10 of its full-self-driving software in earlier this month. The tech is an enhancement of the company's Autopilot, driver-assistance software that's installed in every Tesla vehicle.

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