Tesla is carrying on the development of the new Full Self Driving (FSD) which will allow its electric cars to have advanced assisted driving features. We have talked about this new platform several times and we have seen how, progressively, the car manufacturer has widened the audience of electric car owners authorized to test this new solution.
Initially, Tesla had relied on a small group of owners to test the FSD on the roads. Group which was then progressively enlarged. In recent months, the manufacturer had allowed customers with a high Safety Score to access the test program.
Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option.
Congrats to Tesla Autopilot/AI team on achieving a major milestone!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Now, Elon Musk, through his Twitter profile, has made it known that the new Full Self Driving (still in beta of course) is available for all North American customers. To be able to use it, customers must obviously have paid for the “Full Self Driving” option when purchasing the car (a package that costs $15,000 in America today). Furthermore, they will have to request it through a specific option present within the car’s infotainment system. Once the update that activates the new FSD features is downloaded, customers will be able to experience them.
Over the months, Tesla has released several updates of the new FSD (Beta). According to those who are trying them, some have improved the driving functionality of the car, others have taken steps backwards. It is said that a major breakthrough should arrive with version 11. According to the users of this platform, there is still a lot of work to be done to be able to get it out of the Beta phase.
The expansion of the audience of users will be especially important for Tesla. In fact, it will be able to count on many more cars equipped with the new platform. This means more data that can be used to accelerate its development and make the new FSD more precise and reliable in driving.