Tesla to Unveil Full Autopilot Beta Next WeekOctober 14, 2020
The Full Self-Driving Beta feature will be available to select customers of the company who have established themselves as “experienced and careful drivers,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The rest will have to wait until mid-December. The new autopilot will allow drivers not to follow the road at all – it is expected that it will take over all the control of the car in any road situations.
Over the past several months, Elon Musk has reminded that his engineers are working on fundamental changes in the software of the Autopilot autonomous control technology. It has already boasted of the new ability for electric vehicles to interpret the environment in 4D rather than 2D, which should lead to increased autopilot performance and new features soon.
In August, Musk promised that the Full Self-Driving system would appear “in 6-10 weeks,” at most by early November. “The Full-Self Driving redesign is going to be a quantum leap because it is a fundamental redesign of the architecture, not a change to an existing model. I personally use the advanced alpha version in my car and have little or no involvement in the drive from home to work. Expect a limited launch in 6-10 weeks, ”Musk said at the time.
And now, on Musk’s Twitter blog, there is a message that limited and closed beta testing will begin next week: “The limited beta version of FSD (Full-Self Driving) will appear next week, as promised. At first, it will be limited to a small group of people, experienced and careful drivers. “
The rest of Tesla owners will receive a software update no earlier than mid-December, unless something unexpected happens, writes Electrek.
Last year, Musk talked about Tesla’s plan by the end of 2020 to convert the 1 million cars already built by the company into “robotaxis” – so that their owners can rent out idle electric vehicles. Obviously, these plans will not come true this year.
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