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Tesla has begun distributing the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta V10.11 update, and the release notes show several critical improvements. If the testing is successful, the manufacturer will consider lowering the minimum safety score of testers to 95, Elon Musk said.
Tesla has started rolling out the FSD Beta V10.11 update to users, and the release notes include several important improvements. Among them are more accurate predictions of where vehicles are turning or merging, which should reduce unnecessary slowdowns, and an improved right-of-way understanding if the map is inaccurate or the car cannot follow the navigation, which is critical.
In addition, the precision of vulnerable road users (VRU) detections was improved by 44.9%, dramatically reducing spurious false positive pedestrians and bicycles (especially around tar seams, skid marks, and rain drops), this was achieved thanks to increasing the data size of the next-gen autolabeler, training network parameters that were previously frozen, and modifying the network loss functions.
In addition, in V10.11 there was improved control for nearby obstacles by predicting continuous distance to static geometry with the general static obstacle network and reduced vehicle “parked” attribute error rate by 17%, achieved by increasing the dataset size by 14%.
Such significant improvements make driving even smoother and more accurate. Some of the testing participants, numbering over 60,000 as of Q4 2021, share their positive driving experience, claiming that the car has driven from one place to another with zero intervention. However, do not forget that the driver must never lose vigilance and must be ready to intervene at any moment.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that if the test of FSD Beta V10.11 goes well, the company will likely lower the minimum safety score of testers to 95. This will mean that a wider range of owners will have access to FSD Beta. However, the most important thing to note here is that lowering the requirements for testers could mean that the safety of the feature has increased significantly.
If this version performs well, we can probably lower min safety score to 95— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
The release notes:
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