Musk Confirms Tesla FSD Beta Update Will Launch Next Week, But Says It’s Not for Everyone

KEY POINTS

  • Tesla electric vehicles are not autonomous, but come with autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving has been available to vehicle owners as an option for years.
  • Not everyone who buys the FSD can receive the next Tesla FSD beta update

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the next Full Self-Driving beta will release next week, but unfortunately, it’s not for everyone.

The American electric vehicle maker released Tesla’s FSD beta a few weeks ago and EV owners are excited to receive the beta update to get a feel for the latest autonomous system features that Tesla has prepared for them. That’s why on Twitter, the @teslaownersSV account asked the CEO about the release of the Tesla FSD beta update.

Musk responded that “the update will likely be released next week. This one is big”, hinting at the possibility of significant content. But Tesla’s CEO later clarified that the FSD beta update release window scheduled for next week is for those with a high security score on their FSD (probably those with 99-100 ranks), based on their skills. of direction and evaluation made by Tesla.

“I meant broad release for high-security beta participants. All beta participants are expected to be released later this year,” the tech billionaire said in a follow-up tweet. It looks like while an update is coming next week, the full rollout will take time and Musk said it could be available to other beta users in late 2022.

Tesla released the FSD, but not to all customers who paid for it. The American electric vehicle manufacturer launched the safety scoring tool in 2021 to assess users’ readiness for the beta version of the Full Self-Driving software.

Elon Musk is about to take over Twitter as he runs a slew of other companies, including electric car star Tesla and private space exploration venture SpaceX. Elon Musk is about to take over Twitter as he runs a slew of other companies, including electric car star Tesla and private space exploration venture SpaceX. Photo: AFP/Jade Gao

Based on fourth quarter shareholder Letter company, about 60,000 Tesla users use the FSD beta software. Full Self-Driving is available to vehicle owners as an option. The Tesla is not a fully autonomous vehicle, although it does come with an autopilot, which is just a standard driver assistance system.

Owners can purchase the FSD feature for an additional $12,000, which Musk says will one day offer autonomous driving capabilities. Among the features included in the Tesla FSD are the Summon parking feature, Navigate and Autopilot.

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