San Francisco, NFAPost: Amid its charismatic impact across mobility sector, Tesla is poised to expand its FSD Beta programme that would allow customers to get new versions of the company’s software even though it hasn’t been debugged yet.
CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the firm will request to have access to drivers’ driving record before granting them access to its latest ‘full self-driving’ software beta version.
“If driving behaviour is good for seven days, beta access will be granted. The FSD Beta v10.0.1 software update will become more widely available starting September 24,” Elon Musk.
Despite the Autopilot mode, Tesla has warned that drivers need to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times.
For an additional $10,000, people can buy “full self-driving” or FSD that Elon Musk promises will deliver full autonomous driving capabilities. Full Self-Driving capabilities include navigating on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Summon (moves your car in and out of a tight space using the mobile app or key).
Elon Musk has also admitted that developing a safe and reliable self-driving car is indeed a difficult task. In a tweet this week, Elon Musk said: “Generalized self-driving is a hard problem, as it requires solving a large part of real-world AI. Didn’t expect it to be so hard, but the difficulty is obvious in retrospect. Nothing has more degrees of freedom than reality.”
Despite claims made by Musk over Twitter about the full self-driving technology, electric car-maker Tesla recently admitted that such claims do not match up with the engineering reality. Globally, there have been at least another nine deaths in seven Tesla crashes.