Tesla Has Reportedly Begun Testing FSD Beta in Europe & Asia

by Eva Fox September 06, 2021

Tesla Has Reportedly Begun Testing FSD Beta in Europe & Asia

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Tesla has reportedly begun testing FSD Beta in Europe, which may hint at a new software rollout there by the end of the year, as CEO Elon Musk had previously hoped. The news is supported by the fact that Tesla has begun recruiting employees to test Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in several European countries, as well as in China and Japan.

In early June, Tesla announced the expansion of its ADAS team of testers around the world. According to the vacancy list, candidates from Canada, Spain, France, and Italy were able to apply and become Tesla officials to expedite vehicle-level testing for all current and future Autopilot features on the road to Full Self-Driving (FSD). The company later posted two more similar positions in China and Japan.

Tesla is actively developing and improving autonomous driving systems. Over the past year, the company has made great strides and was able to release the beta version of FSD, which takes autonomous driving to a whole new level. In addition, the manufacturer developed Tesla Vision, with which Autopilot and FSD use only cameras, and no radars are needed.

At the moment, Tesla has a wide base of testers in the United States, but the company's plans were never limited to that. In an effort to develop autonomous driving systems for use around the world, Tesla has begun recruiting ADAS test operators in several countries in Europe and Asia. The company is currently looking for candidates in Barcelona, ​​Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Positions in Milan and Toronto are currently not listed on the site, although they were there in June 2021. All cities are heavily trafficked, making them ideal testing environments in their respective countries.

The job descriptions indicate that the ADAS test operators will be responsible to identify improvements and regressions across software iterations. For this, employees will have to travel to various domestic and international destinations. In addition, if necessary, vehicles will have to be tested both on public roads and on test tracks and proving grounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Survey the local region and design routes with perspective scenarios for Autopilot testing.
  • Design test specs and create judgment criteria using tools such as XRAY.
  • Study and familiarize with the latest Autopilot version and other relevant vehicle features.
  • Execute real-world testing according to test specifications, as well as providing ad-hoc support for specifically requested scenarios.
  • Analyze test data, triage software issues and abnormal vehicle behaviors using Tesla in-house designed proprietary software tools.
  • Communicate with developers and test engineers, be on-call for questions/comments if necessary.
  • Maintain and document test vehicle condition, coordinate repairs/retrofits as necessary.
  • Support any other vehicle engineering testing as needed.

Hacker @greentheonly/Twitter also confirmed that testing of FSD Beta in Europe and China is already underway. He clarified that since all testers are under NDAs, they do not publish videos or advertise their activities.


Musk said in March that the company will ask regional regulators to allow FSD Beta to be used in Europe when the software finishes its QA testing, which has already taken place. Therefore, there is a high probability that Tesla has already received approvals to test software in some European countries and will be able to deploy FSD Beta there in the coming months.

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