Monday, May 29, 2023

More Tesla customers getting ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta software

Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” (FSD) beta software has now available to more Tesla customers. Thanks to a “request” button on their vehicles’ dashboard screens. This is despite the fact that only last week. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board expressed grave reservations about the program’s safety. Instead of allowing access to the software, Tesla will grade a motorist based on their “safety score”. The “safety score” will be calculate using five criteria that predict “the risk that your driving may result in a future collision,” according to a page on Tesla’s website.

Data collected by sensors on the driver’s Tesla has used to calculate the score. Which includes the number of forward collision warnings received per 1,000 miles driven, hard braking, aggressive turning, unsafe following, and Autopilot disengagement that has forced by the driver’s actions or inaction. After three visible and audible warnings, the Autopilot feature in a Tesla vehicle disengages. “when your Tesla vehicle determines that you have taken your hands from the steering wheel and have become inattentive,” according to the safety score guide.

Tesla is opening access to the full self driving beta software early in the year after launching a limited beta of the software with a small number of customers earlier in the year. Enhanced Autopilot, a package that Tesla owners who purchased at the time of introduction have since cancelled. Tesla FSD now available for $99 per month as part of the FSD subscription plan for customers. Prior to then, the FSD package has available for purchase for a one-time cost of $10,000. Following the rules outlined on Tesla’s website, Tesla owners have the option to terminate their monthly FSD subscription at any time.


Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, stated last week that Tesla should first address “basic safety issues” before pursuing full self-driving technology. She called the company’s use of the term “full self-driving” “misleading and irresponsible,”. As well as its use of the term “full self-driving.” Tesla, according to Homendy. It has definitely deceived a large number of individuals into misusing and abusing technology. The National Transportation Safety Board can conduct investigations and offer recommendations. But it does not have enforcement jurisdiction.

Following Homendy’s comments, a popular Tesla blog published an editorial in which it questioned whether the company had a “fair chance”. Musk responded with a tweet that included a link to the editable version of Homendy’s Wikipedia page. It includes a paragraph titled “Tesla criticism” that links to news stories about her recent comments. And a link to the editable version of Homendy’s Wikipedia page. Musk did not respond to a follow-up question on Twitter.

On Sunday morning, a request for comment sent to Tesla’s media email address did not receive a response right away; the business has since closed its press office and only seldom responds to media inquiries. The National Transportation Safety Board did not respond to a request for comment.

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