Tesla 2021.36.8.9 Software Update: FSD Beta 10.6 [Release Notes]

Tesla has started rolling out its 2021.36.8.9 software update, as noted by @Teslascope, detected on a Model Y Long Range in California in the United States.

This Model Y was previously running 2021.36.8.8, released back on November 22, that debuted Full Self-Driving beta 10.5. With tonight’s release of 2021.36.8.9, it brings Full Self-Driving beta 10.6.

According to @bondfirefly, FSD beta 10.6 release notes can be seen below:

Fsd beta 10 6 release notes

  • Improved object detection network architecture for non-VRUs (e.g, cars, trucks, buses). 7% higher recall, 16% lower depth error, and 21% lower velocity error for crossing vehicles;
  • New visibility network with 18.5% less mean relative error;
  • New general static object network with 17% precision improvements in high curvature and nighttime cases;
  • Improved stopping position at unprotected left turns while yielding to oncoming objects, using object predictions beyond the crossing point;
  • Allow more room for longitudinal alignment during merges by incorporating modelling of merge region end;
  • Improved comfort when offsetting for objects that are cutting out of your lane

Earlier today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said FSD beta 10.6 would be releasing today internally—now it looks like it is here for employees. It should release for external beta testers “in a few days if no significant issues are found,” detailed Musk.