Tesla will release Full Self-Driving Beta to some drivers next week2020-10-12 19:01 by Daniela
Tesla is going to release its 'Full Self-Driving Beta' to some customers who are "expert and careful drivers" next week, says CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla drivers have been waiting to get their hands on FSD for a while. At the company's Battery Day event, Musk said Tesla had to complete a "fundamental rewrite" of its Autopilot software to make FSD a reality. "The sophistication of the neural net of the car and the overall logic of the car is improved dramatically," he said.
It's worth noting, as always, that there is no such thing as an autonomous car for sale currently. FSD is a highly advanced version of Autopilot, which itself has seen several major upgrades over time, adding features like automatic lane changes, highway driving assistance and automatic traffic light and stop sign control. The latest update, which we reported on earlier in October, added the ability for Tesla vehicles to automatically drive through green lights without requiring a lead car to start moving first.
FSD will still require the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and prepare to retake control when prompted. Driver monitoring will likely be part of the equation for a while to come.
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