Tesla will Open Controversial FSD Beta Software to owners with a Good Driving Record

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said the business will use personal driving data to evaluate whether owners who paid for the contentious “Full Self-Driving” software will be able to access the current beta version, which promises additional automated driving functions.

Late Thursday night, Musk tweeted that the FSD Beta v10.0.1 software upgrade, which has already been pushed out to a small set of owners, will be made more generally available on September 24.

Through a “beta request button,” owners who have paid for FSD, which presently costs $10,000, will be given access to the beta software. In a tweet, Musk stated that drivers who choose the beta software will be requested permission to access their driving behavior using Tesla’s insurance calculator.

“Beta access will be provided if driving conduct is good for seven days,” Musk tweeted.

Tesla will Open Controversial FSD Beta Software to owners with a Good Driving Record

Autopilot is a driver assistance technology that comes standard on Tesla vehicles. Owners can upgrade to “full self-driving,” or FSD, software for an extra $10,000, which Musk has promised will one day give full autonomous driving capabilities.

For years, FSD has been a viable choice, with its price continually rising and new features being introduced. Tesla automobiles, on the other hand, are not self-driving. Summon, a parking tool, and Navigate on Autopilot, an active guidance system that navigates a car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges and lane changes, are both included in FSD. The latest FSD Beta is designed to automate highway and city street driving. This is still a Level 2 driver assistance system, which means the driver, must always pay attention, keep their hands on the wheel, and maintain control. 

The latest FSD beta is designed to automate highway and city driving. However, because this is a Level 2 driver assistance system, the driver must remain vigilant, grip the steering wheel, and maintain control at all times. A recent video depicting the owner’s experience with this beta software paints a mixed picture of its capabilities. In several of the films, the car is seen driving in the city. In many other cases, the driver appears to be in control since he missed a turn, drove too close to the curb, didn’t sneak forward, and, in some circumstances, abruptly turned towards a pedestrian.