Tesla Delays Next Full Self-Driving Beta Update

Tesla Delays Next Full Self-Driving Beta Update

Tesla Delays Next Full Self-Driving Beta Update

­Looks like Tesla owners will have to wait a bit longer for the next “Full Self-Driving Beta” software update.

Back in July, Elon Musk claimed the FSD Beta 10.13 update would be out in a week.

It was to allow for improved decision making for unprotected left turns, improved lane position error by 5% and lane recall by 12%, improved lane position error of crossing and merging lanes by 22%, and a lot more.

But at some point, Tesla decided to fold 10.13 into a larger update, 10.69, which would address address left turns, animal detection, speed limits, and everything previously announced for 10.13.

However, on 8/19, the day before the new update’s rollout, Musk decided to pump the brakes a tad:

“There are many major code changes, so this will be an extra cautious rollout. Releasing on 8/20 to ~1000 Tesla owners, then 10.69.1 next week to accommodate feedback & release to ~10k customers, then 10.69.2 week after & release to rest of FSD Beta.”

It’s worth pointing out that Tesla’s Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability are, for the moment, decidedly Level 2 of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) autonomy scale, meaning that you’re the official driver, whether your hands are on the wheel or not.

Tesla specifically warns that the aforementioned features “are intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any moment.”

And considering every autopilot or driver assistance system could potentially be a critical safety issue — for better or worse — it seems prudent to delay the latest FSD beta update until all the software kinks are ironed out.

Over the next couple weeks, 10.69.1 and 10.69.2 will release to the broader FSD public.