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Tesla Full Self-Driving FSD Beta 5 2020.44.15.3 Update Makes Autonomous Driving More Human-Like

Tesla Full Self-Driving FSD Beta 5 2020.44.15.3 Update Makes Autonomous Driving More Human-Like

Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta continues to improve, impressing owners with even more functionality. Just a few days ago, a new update was presented, which, according to Elon Musk's description, is significantly different from the last one.

AIDRIVR/YouTube conducted a test, creating difficult situations for his car and forcing it to drive on difficult roads. In addition to significant improvements in driving, he noticed that the FSD Beta began to do it in a more "human" way.

To start, AIDRIVR visited a busy parking lot. There were lots of cars, pedestrians, and the sun was positioned in a way that would partially blind a human driver--all issues that make driving much more difficult. Nevertheless, the vehicle negotiated the situation quite well.

We can see how the world is displayed in Tesla's visualization. For example, the color of the pedestrian changed to green as soon as FSD Beta determined that it was a pedestrian. Before that, we see how its designation changed colors until FSD Beta, based on the trajectory of the object, decided that this is a pedestrian who needs to be given way. AIDRIVR notes that FSD Beta 5 offers slightly more pedestrian space.

After leaving the parking lot, the car found itself at the exit in the wrong lane from which you can make a right turn--and FSD Beta behaved like a person. As soon as FSD Beta noticed that a car in the adjacent lane made room for passage, the Tesla moved into the right lane and made a right turn. Although this maneuver was not done according to the rules of the road, it is definitely what a human driver would do.

In addition, FSD Beta did not start moving at the intersection even when the traffic light turned green, because a pedestrian was crossing the road. Despite the fact that the pedestrian was in the adjacent lane at that moment, the car remained stationary until the pedestrian completely crossed the road.

In another situation, fairly proximal to a pedestrian crossing, FSD Beta noticed pedestrians much earlier than they actually became an obstacle to the vehicle's passage. Still, the vehicle slowed down, allowing the pedestrian to cross the road safely. AIDRIVR noticed a difference in deceleration speed, which Tesla appears to have calibrated perfectly.

The next obstacle in the way of FSD Beta was a roundabout. Among other things, the main difficulty was that the map did not show the roundabout, and the car only saw it when it was directly in front of it. Nonetheless, the intersection was negotiated correctly and perfectly. Compared to the previous version, FSD Beta seemed to be behave much more smoothly at the roundabout, without jerking. AIDRIVR also notes that, overall, there is greater confidence in FSD Beta when driving.


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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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