Tesla Now Has Nearly 60,000 Cars Testing Full Self-Driving Beta in the U.S.

Tesla announced record Q4 2021 earnings today, and during the company’s update, it also shared some more details on Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD).

The electric automaker said, “the team continued to iterate on FSD Beta software, releasing seven updates throughout the quarter.”

Tesla also revealed its FSD beta testers have now reached close to 60,000 cars in the United States. Elon Musk recently said the beta software should soon reach Canada.

“We successfully increased the number of FSD Beta vehicles from a couple of thousand in Q3 to nearly 60,000 vehicles in the US today,” said Tesla.

The automaker added, “IIHS awarded the vision-only version Model 3 and Model Y a score of “superior” in collision-avoidance functionality and Top Safety Pick+, the highest possible rating,” emphasizing its move away from radar and to camera-only Autopilot is making a difference in improvements.

Tesla said FSD software “remains one of our primary areas of focus.” The automaker believes their software-related profit “should accelerate our overall profitability.”

“More importantly, FSD is a key component to improve automobile safety as well as further accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy through higher utilization of our vehicles,” said Tesla.

As for software in the quarter, Tesla released a new user interface, to go with a customizable app launcher, to go with simpler menu controls and also dark mode. The company emphasized its new blind spot camera feature, waypoints for navigation, new games, plus added entertainment and audio features. Tesla also said it brought live view to its mobile app when Sentry Mode is enabled.