Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared some news on its Full Self-Driving beta 10 timeline, noting the latter is set to debut on Friday, September 3, 2021.
The company will skip its regularly-scheduled FSD beta release this Friday for early access users. Currently, FSD beta testers are using version 9.2.
We should be there with Beta 10, which goes out a week from Friday (no point release this week).
It will have a completely retrained NN, so will need another few weeks after that for tuning & bug fixes. Best guess is public beta button in ~4 weeks.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2021
When asked about FSD public beta, Musk replied on Wednesday, “We should be there with Beta 10, which goes out a week from Friday (no point release this week)”.
“It will have a completely retrained [neural network], so will need another few weeks after that for tuning & bug fixes. Best guess is public beta button in ~4 weeks,” added Musk.
I guess ‘4 weeks’ is the new ‘2 weeks’?
Earlier this week, Musk admitted FSD beta 9.2 was “not great”, instead touting version 9.3 was much better in his drive from Pasadena to LAX in California.
Just drove FSD Beta 9.3 from Pasadena to LAX. Much improved!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 24, 2021
Now, we must take ‘Elon time’ into consideration, as things change quickly at Tesla and updates can be delayed. Tesla owners in Canada are still patiently waiting to be the first country outside the U.S. to try FSD beta, for example.
Back in 2016, Musk said he expected Tesla to demo a self-driving Tesla across the U.S. by 2017. This did not happen, but with Tesla’s achievements shared at its recent AI Day, it may come sooner than expected.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2016
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