Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.3 release is due next week. According to the company's plan, a wide release of the software in North America should take place before the end of 2022.
Tesla will start rolling out the long-awaited FSD Beta version 10.69.3 in the US and Canada as early as next week, according to Elon Musk. He said the software will be major and contain significant improvements, so its release was slightly delayed. The team had to put it through internal testing before going to public release.
Next week. It’s actually a major release, so a lot more internal testing is needed before going to public beta.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 21, 2022
FSD Beta is becoming more and more reliable, so in September, the number of testers was expanded by 60% to 160,000. The manufacturer has expanded access to the software for owners with a safety score above 80, as previously promised. The move signals a surge in confidence in FSD Beta's capabilities. It seems that we will see an even wider rollout in the coming months, according to information announced during the Q3 2022 Earnings Call.
Musk said that Tesla expects FSD Beta to be released in North America as early as Q4 2022. This means that any customer who buys a Tesla car vehicle with FSD or has one and orders FSD will have access to FSD Beta. This opportunity can be provided in a month, that is, in November. The move was made possible because the safety that the company sees when the car is in FSD is actually significantly better than the safety they see when the car is only driven by a human pilot. This is what became the key threshold for moving to a wide beta version.
“So, this quarter, we expect to go to a wide release of full self-driving Beta in North America. So, anyone who has ordered a full self-driving Beta -- full self-driving, will have access to the FSD Beta program this year, probably about a month from now. So -- and then obviously, any new -- anyone who buys a car and purchases a full self-driving option, will immediately have that available to them.”
Musk expressed confidence that Tesla will achieve full autonomy in its vehicles, stressing that the company is almost there. He also explained that after this is achieved, Tesla will have to prove its success to the regulatory authorities and gain their approval, and here the time frame is out of the manufacturer’s control.
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