Incident 209: Tesla Disabled “Rolling Stop” Functionality Associated with the “Aggressive” Driving Mode

Description: The “rolling stop” functionality within the “Aggressive” Full Self Driving (FSD) profile that was released via a Tesla firmware update was recalled and disabled.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla drivers.

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Tesla's 'Assertive' Mode Brings 'Rolling Stops' to Self-Driving Options · 2022

The Assertive feature may lead to Tesla's engaging in more rolling stops, which could violate U.S. traffic laws.

Tesla has brought back its Full Self-Driving (FSD) profiles around three months after pulling the feature from an October updat…

Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta features an ‘Assertive’ mode with rolling stops · 2022

Profiles are back in Tesla’s latest “Full Self-Driving” beta 10.3 with an “Assertive Mode” that may perform rolling stops and other borderline maneuvers, The Verge has reported. The update was originally released in October 2021 with three …

Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta has an ‘assertive’ driving mode that ‘may perform rolling stops’ · 2022

Drivers can choose from Chill, Average, and Assertive profiles.

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta lets you choose from three driving “profiles” that dictate how the car will react to certain situations on the road. Each mode, “Chill,” “A…

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving “Assertive” Mode Is the Driving Style No One Appreciates · 2022

Adjusting following distance, lane change speeds, and even executing rolling stops.

Drivers using Tesla (NASDAQGS:TSLA +7.43%) ‘s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta can now choose between three different driving profiles that will determine how t…

Part 573 Safety Recall Report · 2022


Number of potentially involved: 53,822

Estimated percentage with defect: 100%

Description of Defect

Description of the Defect: A software functionality referred to as “rolling stop” allows the vehicle to travel through all-way-st…


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