Tesla Delivers Full Self-Driving Beta "Out of the Box" - CleanTechnica

Tesla has made a noteworthy shift in its approach by reportedly delivering the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta pre-installed in its vehicles. This change is generating considerable excitement among Tesla owners and enthusiasts. Previously, FSD buyers had to endure the sometimes lengthy process of downloading a software update to activate the beta, causing delays in experiencing its advanced capabilities. However, this latest development signifies that Tesla has streamlined this process, making FSD available immediately upon purchase or transfer to a new vehicle. Users who have recently transferred FSD to new vehicles have reported that the feature was already active in their new cars, eliminating the need for any software updates.

What makes this change particularly significant is its potential connection to Tesla’s grand vision of achieving full autonomy by the end of the year. While Elon Musk has a history of setting ambitious timelines, he hinted that FSD version 12 (FSD v12) would mark the end of its beta phase and come with substantial functionality improvements. In August, Musk provided a sneak peek into FSD v12’s capabilities through a live-streamed demonstration as he allowed his vehicle to navigate Palo Alto, California, showcasing the system’s advancements.

This development coincided with the final day of Tesla’s temporary offer, allowing customers to transfer the FSD beta to another vehicle if they took delivery by September 30. Reports suggest that Tesla might extend this offer to accommodate those who made genuine efforts to take delivery by the end of the month.

Furthermore, insights into the recent progress of the FSD beta were unveiled in excerpts leading up to the release of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon Musk and within the book itself. Isaacson summarized Tesla’s transition from a “rules-based” approach to an approach driven by network-path-based neural network training using real-world driver footage.

As Tesla continues to refine and enhance its Full Self-Driving capabilities, these latest changes reflect the company’s commitment to advancing the future of autonomous driving technology, making it an exciting time for Tesla enthusiasts and the broader automotive industry.