Tesla FSD Beta 10.69 Download Coming to Only 1,000 Owners First, Says Musk

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta 10.69 will start to deploy this weekend, but only to a select few according to the company head.

The FSD beta update 10.69 contains “many major code changes,” said CEO @Elon Musk in a tweet on Thursday night.

The tweet also detailed plans to release Tesla’s FSD beta 10.69 gradually over the next few weeks, beginning on August 20. First, the software will hit 1,000 customers, giving Tesla time to receive feedback and data.

Then, next week Tesla plans to unveil 10.69.1 to 10,000 customers to accommodate said feedback and data, before unveiling 10.69.2 to the rest of FSD testers.

Musk also said the 10.69 FSD update contains significant changes, so Tesla is being extra careful as it rolls the software out.

There are many major code changes, so this will be an extra cautious rollout,” Musk said in the tweet. “Releasing on 8/20 to ~1000 Tesla owners, then 10.69.1 next week to accommodate feedback & release to ~10k customers, then 10.69.2 week after & release to rest of FSD Beta.”

The tweet came in response to @TeslaOwnersSV asking Musk if the software would release at a specific time, perhaps at 4:20 p.m.

Tesla’s FSD system has been under fire from California senate candidate Dan O’Dowd in recent weeks, claiming it “mows down children” in a recent campaign ad, but has been proven to be false. Consumer advocate and previous political candidate Ralph Nader also requested the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) remove the feature from Tesla’s cars earlier this month.