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12.6.20
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Musk: Tesla Is Rolling Out a Beta of “Full Self-Driving” Next Week

__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
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Private Beta

Tesla is releasing a “Full Self-Driving Beta” to certain owners some time next week, according to a tweet by CEO Elon Musk.

In August, Musk promised that the next Full Self-Driving update will be a “quantum leap, because it’s a fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak.”

“I drive the bleeding edge alpha build in my car personally,” he added at the time. “Almost at zero interventions between home and work.”

Flying Spaghetti Driving

Full Self-Driving is an optional $8,000 package that already, in its current form, allows Teslas to navigate onto or off of highways without any driver intervention. It also allows drivers to “Summon” their vehicle in private parking lots and navigate stop signs and traffic lights without having to slow down or accelerate themselves.

The feature will eventually include “Autosteer on city streets” according to the company’s website.

Careful Drivers

According to Musk, the update will take the feature from 2D to “4D,” meaning that the vehicle will be able to not only sense the three-dimensional world around it, but also predict changes in factors like location, direction, and speed.

In mid-September, the company pushed back the beta. Now, we finally can expect the update to get a limited release next week, according to Musk.

“This will, at first, be limited to a small number of people who are expert and careful drivers,” he wrote.

READ MORE: Tesla to release ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ to some customers next week [Electrek]

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