Tesla doesn’t leave the headlines with its constant updates. The Full Self-Driving Beta feature has already been available to select drivers for a few years. Now, CEO Elon Musk announced that the brand makes the Beta available to anyone who’s paid for the feature in North America. And, it is now possible to be used with no mention of having to hit minimum safety requirements. Here are the details.
What’s Tesla’s Full Self-Driving feature
Tesla’s one of the most known features is its cars’ Self-Driving feature. You may confuse the FSD (Full Self-Driving) with the Autopilot function. While FSD doesn’t need action by the driver and can control all the functions of the car itself, Autopilot needs to have active driver supervision even if it can steer, accelerate, and brake automatically. The FSD system is currently running in beta in the US, but the Autopilot is available in all markets.
According to Elon Musk’s announcement, Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option. The car manufacturer wants to expand its availability and tests with the Beta version by releasing it to the public.
In fact, Tesla launched the beta software in 2020 to only a small number of users. This year, it expanded the beta version to around 160,000 drivers in North America. However, you needed to hit minimum safety requirements with Tesla’s built-in Safety Score feature. Now, the company didn’t mention the minimum safety requirements, so you can use it without having to hit these requirements.
If you would like to buy the FSD feature, you need to pay $15,000, and $6,000 for the Autopilot. The FSD includes the ability to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, all functionality of Basic Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot. The Autosteer on city streets feature is shown as coming soon on the website.