Tesla releases new Full Self-Driving Beta 10.5 update with interesting new features

by Fred Lambert

November 22, 2021

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

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.

That’s again the case here for a new update (10.5) that Tesla started to push to owners in the Beta program in the US with a safety score of 98 and up.