Early Saturday morning, Tesla started rolling out the 2021.32.22 software update for its electric vehicles (EVs).
— TeslaFi (@teslafi) September 25, 2021
With this update, the long-awaited “Request” button for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta finally goes live. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last week that the “Request” button would be made available on Friday, alongside V10.1 of the FSD beta (before the latter was delayed).
FSD has been in private beta in the U.S. for quite some time now, and 2021.32.22 marks the beginning of its expansion into public beta.
Ready to go! pic.twitter.com/ZtNSqafZuZ
— Jordan D (@jordandaleo) September 25, 2021
Tesla owners who have bought the FSD upgrade (or have a Full Self-Driving subscription) can simply tap on the new ‘Request Full Self-Driving Beta’ button in the Autopilot section of their Tesla’s Control Panel, and they’ll be enrolled into a ‘queue’ of drivers waiting for admission to the program.
Not everyone will get in, though — eligibility is contingent upon a driver’s “Safety Score”, determined after a 7-day review of driving behavior using metrics from Tesla’s Insurance Calculator. If driving behavior is assessed as good, beta access will be granted.
From Reddit pic.twitter.com/25yhBNygbM
— The Cybertruck Guy (@cybrtrkguy) September 25, 2021
Post-2021.32.22, Tesla owners will be able to see (and simulate) their Safety Score under a dedicated tab in the Tesla mobile app.
Safety Score is now appearing in the @Tesla mobile app for some vehicle owners after requesting Full-Self Driving access via “the button” and going on a drive.
Not appearing for you? It has been recommended to restart your app and/or phone for this initial time. pic.twitter.com/sFrNT92eRv
— Teslascope (@teslascope) September 25, 2021
Even after being entered into the beta, Musk confirmed that anyone who isn’t “super careful” will be immediately booted from the program.
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