Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Release Date: October 20 Says Elon Musk

While Tesla Autopilot’s self-driving feature has not yet been released to the public, it is set to release for beta testing soon, according to the electric vehicle (EV) company’s head.

On Twitter Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that limited full self-driving beta testing would be releasing next Tuesday, . In the tweet, Musk wrote that the testing would first be released to a few “people who are expert & careful drivers.”

This year, Tesla’s self-driving feature has already been shown to have the ability to do a number of impressive things – among them, the abilities to navigate on and off ramps, make lane changes and overtake slower cars, autopark, vehicle summon, and, most recently, to autosteer effectively on city streets.

Tesla has already set up an infrastructural interface with its app and Homelink. The program allows Tesla owners to start their cars remotely, turn on or off the headlights, open the trunk and frunk, control sentry mode, as well as a number of other tools. Eventually, owners will be able to trigger self-driving and summoning capabilities through the app.

Although the self-driving feature isn’t here yet, it’s sure to arrive very shortly – especially if beta testing is to officially kick off next week. It’s unknown how the company will determine the first “expert and careful” beta testers of Full Self-Driving. Musk has previously touted his beta testing of the FSD update has allowed for no interventions while driving, so it’ll be interesting to see just how advanced this release will be.