North America: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta Now Available
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta is now available to all owners who purchased the package in North America and is no longer limited to drivers with a high safety score.
The beta has arrived © Credit to Tesla
It’s official, anyone who owns a Tesla and ordered the Full Self-Driving package in North America can now take full advantage of the automaker’s Beta which allows the vehicle to drive autonomously to any destination entered into the navigation system.
While highly innovative and helpful, the driver will still need to remain vigilant and be ready to take the wheel at all times, as the responsibility remains with the driver, not Tesla’s system.
The announcement of the widespread release comes from Tesla’s CEO himself, who announced the following via Twitter earlier today:
Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option.
Congrats to Tesla Autopilot/AI team on achieving a major milestone!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Tesla has frequently been releasing new software updates to the program to improve performance wherever possible.
This wider release is part of the FSD Beta v11 update, an update that merges the FSD software stack (city driving) with Autopilot’s (highway driving).
For the past six months, there have been over 100,000 Tesla owners on the FSD program, and seeing that number increase with this announcement is sure to yield helpful results.
Many will no doubt criticise Tesla for moving its goal posts, as the original milestone this year was “1 million robotaxis by the end of the year.”
We’re not so cynical and see this as a positive step in the right direction.
Below we’ve included a video of FSD in action, check it out.
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