Tesla starts releasing big Full Self-Driving Beta update

by Fred Lambert

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.

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 two 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.

Tesla has been frequently releasing new software updates to the FSD Beta program and adding more owners to it.

As of Q4 2021, the automaker said that it almost had 60,000 owners in the FSD Beta program.