Tesla will release Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta V9 on July 10, announced Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In addition to huge improvements in FSD, the new software version will have an improved screen with “mind of car” visualization.
Tesla continues to improve its FSD system, which will rely only on pure vision, without the use of radar, and this will be possible with the new version of the software. FSD Beta V9 has been refined over the past months and will be released later this week. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the upload will begin on Saturday. This means that FSD Beta testers, of which there are currently more than 2,000, will be able to start downloading the update at midnight California time on Friday.
Beta 9 will start uploading at midnight California time on Friday. Bear in mind, it is still just a beta!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2021
Back in mid-May, Musk announced that the company expects to release a significantly improved version of its FSD technology over the next few 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. Musk emphasized that the difference between V8 and V9 software is huge and testers will soon be able to see this firsthand.
The head of the company also clarified that a wider release should be expected in a month if all goes well. It should be kept in mind that the development of FSD is an extremely complex process that did not even exist before. That is why it is almost impossible to name the exact timing of the implementation of certain improvements.
Along with a huge step forward in achieving full self-driving autonomy, Tesla vehicles with the HW3 hardware, along with the update, will receive a new 'mind of car' view, which refers to the visualization on the car's display.
Improved FSD screen. Attempting to show the “mind” of the car.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2021
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