Tesla Full self-Driving Stories May 19

Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with improvements based on over 250,000 training video clips from its fleet.

Based on the release notes, it’s a big update.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories April 21

During Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call, Elon Musk was asked to share data that show progress with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program. Instead of sharing this data, however, the CEO suggested that people wanting to assess the progress of Tesla FSD should just “join the Beta,” which requires buying the controversial $12,000 package.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories April 20

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the automaker has now more than 100,000 people in its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program.

Does it mean that we are going to start seeing an accelerated rate of improvement?

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories March 29

A court in Germany has ordered Tesla to buy back a Model 3 vehicle from a customer who filed a complaint over how disappointed he was with the Full Self-Driving package – which includes Autopilot features – that he felt it was driving like “a drunk first-time driver”.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories March 14

Tesla has started releasing a big new Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software update with a lot of improvements.

The automaker might widen access to the beta if this update “performs well,” according to CEO Elon Musk.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories February 26

Tesla has officially started rolling out its Full Self-Driving Beta in Canada – marking the first official international expansion of the driver-assist system that Tesla taunts as an early version of a true self-driving system.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories February 4

A Tesla vehicle using Full Self-Driving Beta has been caught on video running into a pole in what could be the first accident on the FSD Beta.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories February 2

Tesla has started to releases a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.10) that includes several changes, including removing ‘rolling stop’, addressing some corner cases, and more.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories February 1

Tesla has been hit by a safety recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  on all vehicles in its Full Self-Driving Beta over a feature called “rolling stop” that allows vehicles to drive past stop signs.

The automaker is going to have to roll back the feature in an upcoming software update.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories January 31

Elon Musk gave an update on his expected timeline for Tesla achieving Full Self-Driving capability, and he now says that he would be “shocked” if Tesla does not achieve “Full Self-Driving safer than human this year.”

We have heard that before.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories January 18

Tesla has increased the price of its Full Self-Driving Capability (FSD) package to $12,000 as previously announced last week.

Interestingly, it looks like the automaker decided not to increase the price of its FSD monthly subscription service.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories January 17

Elon Musk claims that Tesla has not had a single crash in its Full Self-Driving Beta program since the start over a year ago, but that’s just as much proof that the testers are being careful as a proof that the system is safe.

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Tesla is starting to push a new version (10.9) of its Full Self-Driving Beta software update with some improvements, and Elon Musk announced an expansion of the test program in Canada.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories January 12

Tesla, which has managed to avoid reporting autonomous driving data to the DMV, could be forced to open the books on its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to the California DMV after what the latter called “videos showing dangerous use.”

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories January 7

Tesla announced today that it is going to increase the price of its Full Self-Driving package to $12,000 starting on January 17. The price bump should coincide with the release of an important new update.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories December 20, 2021

Tesla has started to release a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.7) that improves the situation with “phantom braking” and even helps the FSD beta be more energy efficient.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories December 4, 2021

Tesla has started to push a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (version 10.6) to its fleet with improved object detection.

It’s the latest step in the long road to improve the FSD package and deliver on a promise to customers that has been delayed several times.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories December 1, 2021

Tesla’s head of AI has released new footage of the automaker’s auto labeling tool for its self-driving effort.

It’s expected to be an important accelerator in improving Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories November 23, 2021

Tesla is now asking owners getting into the Full Self-Driving Beta program to accept that Tesla can use footage from both inside and outside the car in case of a safety risk or accident.

It’s the first time that Tesla will attach footage to specific individuals.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories November 22, 2021

Tesla has started pushing a new Full Self-Driving Beta software update (10.5) to the fleet this weekend.

It includes some interesting new features based on the release notes, which you can find below.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories November 12, 2021

In a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) complaint, a Tesla Model Y owner claims that he was involved in a crash while using the Full Self-Driving Beta, which would be the first reported FSD Beta accident.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories November 9, 2021

Tesla has launched a retrofit program for Autopilot cameras on older vehicles with the “Full Self-Driving” package.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 28, 2021

Elon Musk has announced the upcoming release of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta 10.4 update as Tesla slows down the rollout.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 25, 2021

Tesla has restarted the rollout of its Full Self-Driving Beta 10.3 update after a false start with a lot of bugs had them revert to the previous version.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 22, 2021

Elon Musk confirmed that owners of Tesla vehicles who bought the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package on cars with Autopilot 2.0 are going to need a camera upgrade before they get access to the “FSD Beta.”

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 14, 2021

Tesla has pushed its “Full Self-Driving Beta” to an investor who had a terrible “safety driving score” based on the automaker’s own scoring system.

It comes as Tesla says that it is only pushing the software to owners who scored 100 out of 100.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 11, 2021

Tesla has officially started its “wider release” of Full Self-Driving Beta in the US, which consists of slowly allowing more owners to download based on their “safety score.”

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories October 7, 2021

Elon Musk has released a few additional details about Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving Beta” wider release, which should start tomorrow.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 28, 2021

Elon Musk announced that Tesla plans to start adding ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on their “safety score” starting next week.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 27, 2021

In a new report revealing Tesla’s non-disclosure agreement with Full Self-Driving beta testers, we learn that the automaker tells them to be “selective” with what they share publicly and warns them that “a lot of people want Tesla to fail.”

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 17, 2021

Elon Musk said that Tesla will use its telemetry data to make sure customers are “good” drivers before allowing them to access its Full Self-Driving Beta software.

This is a tricky situation since those customers already paid for the software.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 11, 2021

Tesla has started pushing its Full Self-Driving Beta v10 software, a version that CEO Elon Musk called “mind-blowing”, to its early access fleet.

Are your minds blown yet?

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 7, 2021

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software has leaked, and it’s being passed around in the Tesla hacking community.

Fortunately, it’s not for any nefarious reason.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories September 1, 2021

Update: Sept 2: In a series of new Tweets, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pinpointed the target delivery date of the “FSD opt-in Button” to on or around September 25th, details below.

Elon Musk is now saying that Tesla is aiming for the wider public release of its Full Self-Driving Beta in about four weeks.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories August 31, 2021

A large survey of Tesla owners gives us probably the best idea of the take rate for the Full Self-Driving package.

It’s an important metric for Tesla and it is surprisingly low. Or… is it?

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories August 24, 2021

Elon Musk said that Tesla’s current Full Self-Driving Beta build is “not great,” but he is currently testing the next build coming to beta testers, and he is impressed by that one.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories August 15, 2021

Tesla has started pushing a new software update for its Full Self-Driving Beta program.

CEO Elon Musk released the improvements in the update and gave us an idea of when the wider release is going to happen.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories July 10, 2021

Tesla has finally released its highly-anticipated Full Self-Driving Beta v9 software update.

Here’s what it looks like.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories July 7, 2021

A hacker managed to pull Tesla’s vision depth perception neural net from his car with “Full Self-Driving” package.

You can see how the vehicle detects depth with a point-cloud view powered by computer vision.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories July 5, 2021

Elon Musk is admitting that self-driving is a harder problem than he originally thought as some Tesla owners are trolling him over yet another missed deadline for Tesla’s self-driving program.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories June 25, 2021

Elon Musk is again updating the timeline for Tesla’s new Full Self-Driving v9 beta update, which is apparently now slipping to next week.

Tesla’s new FSD subscription model should follow at the same time.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories May 17, 2021

The California DMV is reviewing Tesla’s claims regarding the Full Self-Driving package for potential misleading advertising, according to a new report.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories May 12, 2021

Elon Musk has updated us on the timelines for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving v9 update, which is apparently just weeks away, and the FSD Subscription, which is coming in “about a month.”

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories May 7, 2021

Tesla is being a little more cautious about its Full Self-Driving timeline with regulators than with the public, according to a newly released memo from a meeting between Tesla and the California DMV.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories April 29, 2021

Elon Musk now says that Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving Beta software update “will blow your mind,” and it’s only about two weeks away.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories April 14, 2021

Elon Musk has provided an update on the timeline for the next-generation of its “Full Self-Driving Beta” system and the availability of the package as a monthly subscription.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories March 29, 2021

In a new video, we get a rare look at Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta software at work through what it can actually see as it navigates city streets.

You can watch the impressive video below.

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Tesla Full self-Driving Stories March 12, 2021

Elon Musk says that has Tesla removed from the Full Self-Driving Beta drivers who they determined weren’t paying enough attention.

The automaker also expanded the beta to now a total of roughly 2000 Tesla owners.

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