Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' beta is now available to everyone in the U.S.2022-11-25 09:31 by Daniela
Tags: Tesla, Autopilot
After gradually expanding access to its so-called full self-driving (FSD) beta for the last few years, Tesla is opening it up to anyone who has paid for it, Elon Musk announced in a tweet.
There are a couple of caveats, though. FSD is only available in Teslas which have the required hardware, and only for drivers who have bought the FSD option, which currently costs $15,000 if you buy it separately. If all those requirements are satisfied, drivers can then request the feature from the car's screen, Musk said.
Full-Self Driving is a set of features that, ideally, brings Tesla cars very close to autonomous driving, with the driver entering a destination into the navigation system, and the car driving there on its own, though the driver has to be ready to take over at all times.
The FSD Beta began rolling out in 2020 to a limited number of customers. By October this year, that small group had ballooned to 160,000 customers, according to The Verge. The Beta required drivers to have a certain safety score in Tesla's built-in Safety Score feature, and they needed to have driven at least 100 miles with Autopilot.
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