Tesla Autopilot Rewrite Private Beta Coming in 2-4 Weeks Says Elon Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the major rewrite to the company’s Autopilot software will release a private beta in 2-4 weeks, with a public beta to follow, ahead of a full U.S. rollout in December of this year.

“Releasing private beta in 2 to 4 weeks, public beta (early access owners who opt in) 4 to 6 weeks after that, then all US Tesla owners mid December. Above schedule is contingent upon not encountering major unexpected setbacks,” said Musk on Saturday morning.

Musk also confirmed the release would allow for tracking targets across all cameras more stable.

Back in mid-August, Musk said in regards to Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, “the FSD improvement will come as 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. Almost at zero interventions between home & work. Limited public release in 6 to 10 weeks.”

Based on his mid-August tweet, the public release timeline appears to have been pushed back slightly.

Again, this is all on “Elon” time so there may be more delays for those eagerly anticipating the next version of Autopilot.

Musk has long promised a Tesla that can drive from L.A. to New York autonomously without driver interventions, but that has yet to materialize. This next Autopilot rewrite may bring self-driving Teslas and the promise of 1 million robotaxis one step closer to becoming a reality.

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