Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a Friday tweet that the next iteration of the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta, version 10.12, will “probably” start rolling out next week on Wednesday, May 11, or Thursday, May 12.
Musk’s tweet was a response to FSD beta tester @WholeMarsBlog, who commented that they never once had to take over control from FSD while recording a few drives with the beta software. “Tesla is really at a turning point here,” said the beta tester.
According to Musk, FSD beta 10.12 will feature “many upgrades to core code” and will take “another step towards all NN’s [neural networks] using surround video & reconciling output to a unified vector space for control code.” Musk added that the improvements will result in better “complex intersections in heavy traffic.”
Next release (10.12) is another step towards all NN’s using surround video & reconciling output to a unified vector space for control code.
Improves complex intersections in heavy traffic.
Many upgrades to core code, so taking longer to debug issues. Probably Wed/Thurs release.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2022
Beyond gains in heavy traffic performance, FSD beta 10.12 is also expected to bring new, more detailed vehicle models, along with improvements to unprotected left turns.
FSD beta 10.12 was originally expected to launch in early March, before being delayed by a few days. The update ended up being delayed by a couple of months, which Musk said in his Friday tweet was because it was “taking longer to debug issues” since there were just so many upgrades made to the core code.
Stay tuned for updates on FSD beta 10.12 as we get closer to release, and let us know about your experience with FSD beta 10.11 in the comments below.
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