26.3.2022 | Tesla fired an employee who reviewed its driver-assist features on YouTube
John Bernal, a former Tesla employee who reviewed the company’s “Full Self Driving” Beta software on his YouTube channel AI Addict says he was fired by the company last month after posting a video that showed his Tesla hitting a bollard.
As reported by CNBC, Bernal says that prior to his dismissal he was told verbally by his managers that he “broke Tesla policy” and that his YouTube channel was a “conflict of interest” (though his written separation notice did not specify a reason for his dismissal).
Bernal said he’d previously been approached by managers after posting a video in March 2021 that showed a number of close calls with pedestrians and cyclists while using the “Full Self Driving” beta software. The video has more than 250,000 views and was shared widely on social networks like Twitter.