But why apply those extra requirements only to Tesla versus all cars?
Non Teslas have more rear end collisions than Teslas. Non Teslas veer off the road more than Teslas. Non Teslas kill more people due to auto starting in their garage than Teslas. Yet no other OEM is under review due to that. Driver attention is more critical in a non Tesla, but there is no push to force OEMs to implement a driver attention system.
Other auto makers face similar requirements and review all the time too. Government regulators investigate all car crashes, not just Tesla. And I am pretty if they find an avoidable flaw in the vehicle, they notify the auto maker to address the flaw.
But Tesla is in a unique position because Autopilot is blurring the lines between a driver assist system and an autonomous driving system. Autopilot is not an autonomous driving system. It certainly cannot handle all the aspects of driving. And Tesla says that the driver needs to pay attention and has a nag system to try to enforce it. Yet and the same time, Tesla adds new features that make Autopilot more and more capable and claims that Autopilot will be "feature complete" and eventually will be "full self-driving". Owners see Autopilot handle highway driving successfully for hundred of miles with auto lane changes and taking exit ramps, and all they had to do was tug the wheel, and they can get overconfident that Autopilot is autonomous when it is not. And it does not help either that Tesla throws around terms like "hardware capable of full self-driving" which can lead people to assume the car can do more than it really can.
The bottom line is if you have a system that you are trying to make autonomous but is not autonomous yet, then you definitely make sure that the driver is paying attention.