by Fred Lambert
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.
The software enables the vehicle to drive autonomously to a destination entered in the car’s navigation system, but the driver needs to remain vigilant and ready to take control at all times.
Since the responsibility lies with the driver and not Tesla’s system, it is still considered a level 2 driver-assist system despite its name.
It has been sort of a “two steps forward, one step back” type of program, as some updates have seen regressions in terms of the driving capabilities.
In recent updates, the automaker has been releasing more details about the changes to the driving behaviors in the release notes.