Tesla has just delivered one of the biggest upgrades to its Full Self Driving software in a long time. The Verge reports which is Tesla rolling FSD beta version 9 for early access program users and this is a significant upgrade. It is not full autonomy, despite its long-standing name, but it is allows numerous Autopilot drivers help off the highway (such as lane changes and turns), providing many repairs. You’ll also see revamped visualizations that offer “additional information about the environment” and otherwise give a better feel for what the car sees.
The update also applies to a recently activated function that uses a camera in the cabin be sure to pay attention while Autopilot is on. Regardless of the improvements, Musk called on beta saws to be “paranoid” and to be ready to take the wheel for a moment.
Version 9 has been coming for a long time, like The Verge recorded. Tesla first promised to start activating the FSD features in August 2018, and Elon Musk promised to drive “over a million” cars in 2020. Clearly, that didn’t turn out – not even small beta since October of that year he has not approached you to allow you to remove your hands from the steering wheel. This latest release suggests that there is some progress, even if it is unlikely that real autonomous driving will be ready in the near future.
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