Tesla 2020.40.8.10 Software Update: Full Self-Driving (Beta) Rolls Out to Lucky Owners

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Tesla tonight has started rolling its Full Self-Driving (Beta) update to lucky owners, in the form of a 2020.40.8.10 software update. CEO Elon Musk originally said the FSD beta release would first roll out on Tuesday, in a “slow and cautious” manner.

This update notes the following release notes for Full Self-Driving (Beta), according to @teslaownersSV, who said earlier tonight, “FSD beta program here we go. Hell yeah”:

Full Self-Driving is in early limited access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road. Do not become complacent.

When Full Self-Driving is enabled your vehicle will make lane changes off highway, select forks to follow your navigation route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, and make left and right turns. Use Full Self-Driving in limited Beta only if you will pay constant attention to the road, and be prepared to act immediately, especially around blind corners, crossing intersections and in narrow driving situations.

“Hey Tesla family, myself and Fwaud were selected to be a part of the FSD early access program. This is a special FSD Early Access where Tesla has invited me to share my experiences. Let’s goooooo!!!!”, said @teslaownersSV.

“This isn’t a joke. Tesla has invited me to a special part of FSD beta program where I can share my experiences on social media,” added @teslaownersSV.

According to another Tesla owner, @Brandonee916, he said, “This is absolutely incredible what is coming with the FSD BETA! @Tesla gave me the OK to post this on social media. One day soon we will be having self driving cars…so excited to be part of this movement!”

Brandon adds, “It sure does… full stops, intersections, makes turns… it’s wild!”

Below is a video of the user interface, which shows colours to represent what cameras on the Tesla are seeing in FSD:

Earlier today, Tesla announced during its Q3 earnings it would be releasing Full Self-Driving as a wide release by the end of 2020. Musk replied to a story on the matter to emphasize, “dependent on proving high safety.”

During today’s Q3 earnings, Tesla also shared some images related to Full Self-Driving. Below is an image showing “how our vehicles see an intersection”, followed by “how our Neural Net understand the same intersection (generalized approach for any unmapped intersection)”:

Update: More actual driving footage of FSD:

Looks like Elon Musk is having fun watching these reactions. He responded with a “Haha” to the video below:

Here’s an inside and outside view of a Tesla driving by itself with FSD and making a right hand turn:

It also looks like @sacramentotesla also received the new FSD (beta) 2020.40.8.10 software update. Expect more FSD videos to come.

As for a worldwide release of FSD beta? Here’s what Musk said tonight on Twitter:

“As soon as we complete testing & regulators approve. So many different traffic signs, rules & languages around world, not to mention driving on left side of road! Also, a long & challenging road lies ahead getting to high 9’s reliability (way beyond human).”

Expect more users to share their experiences with FSD soon. Maybe you’ll be considered one of the lucky ones?

Also tonight, Elon Musk announced FSD will increase in price by $2,000 USD on Monday. Better get your wallets, folks.

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