While on the surface, it seems like Tesla is providing punishment or repercussions for irresponsible users’ actions, this is a decreased sentence from the previous repercussions. Previously, users would have their vehicles removed from the Beta pool until such time as Tesla decided to re-enter them, with many reporting six months of inactivity before they were allowed to resume Beta testing.
By reducing the sentence, the brand may not be effectively dissuading users from misbehaving, but is perhaps hoping the more cars testing out the software it has, the quicker it can progress from Level 2+ to Level 3 autonomy.
Level 2+ systems still require human attention and intervention, such as when a Tesla decides to hunt down errant bollards, for example, and needs to be stopped. Level 3 systems, however, do not require human intervention on pre-determined routes.
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