Tesla Expanding FSD Beta to 160,000 Owners in US, Canada

Photo: Chuck Cook

Tesla is ready to expand its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta program to more owners in the U.S. and Canada, to the tune of 160,000 owners.

That’s according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday afternoon.

“FSD Beta looks good, extending to 160k owners in US & Canada,” said Musk just moments ago. Previously, FSD beta testers numbered at 100,000 or so. Musk previously stated the company would cautiously roll out its beta software, to ensure a safe release.

On Sunday night, Tesla released FSD beta, which saw some first drives already, including Chuck Cook’s unprotected left turn.

Previously, Musk said FSD beta would reach those with Safety Scores of 80 or higher, while FSD beta 10.69.3 would release on AI Day, slated for September 30.

More FSD beta testers means Tesla is able to collect more real-time data on the autonomous driving software, allowing it to make new features and improvements at a faster rate than competitors.

During his appearance at the TED Conference earlier this year, Musk said FSD beta testers could reach 1 million by the end of the year.

Update: Musk has clarified all owners in Canada and the USA with Safety Scores 80 and higher will get an invite to download FSD beta on Tuesday.