Tesla continues to refine Full Self-Driving (FSD), which will rely only on pure vision, without the use of a radar, which will be possible with the new version. FSD Beta V9.0 will be further polished for the next 1-3 weeks, after which it will be released. A wider release can be expected not earlier than in 1-2 months.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a series of tweets on May 12 that the company expects to release a significantly improved version of its FSD technology within the next 2-3 weeks. He explained that the company had to focus on the process of removing radars that were previously required for the function to work, as well as to confirm safety. Nevertheless, in a week, the version will be released in US production. After that, within 1-2 weeks, polished, pure vision FSD and V9 Beta will release. Musk stressed that the difference between V8 and V9 is gigantic.
We had to focus on removing radar & confirming safety. That release goes out next week to US production. Then a week or two to polish pure vision FSD & v9 beta will release. Difference between v8 & v9 is gigantic.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2021
I think we’re maybe a month or two away from wide beta. But these things are hard to predict accurately.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2021
The work we had to do for pure vision driving was needed for FSD, so much more progress has been made than it would seem.
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