Tesla FSD Beta vs Unprotected Left Turns with Chuck Cook [VIDEO]

Photo: Chuck Cook

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta version 10.69 has been highly-coveted and has received largely positive reviews, after CEO Elon Musk called that update a “big one” last month.

Chuck Cook’s unprotected left turns test put the newest FSD beta to the test on Monday. FSD beta was released on early Monday morning (late Sunday PDT).

In the video, Cook stops adjacent to a busy six-lane split highway road to make an unprotected left onto the street’s furthest side. The result is a set of succinct turns that Cook calls a “hundred-percent” performance — especially compared to previous tests of the maneuver.

Cook mentioned that the initial creep was a little uncomfortable, but that everything else about that unprotected left turn was flawless, despite the heavy traffic.

Tesla said last week that the FSD beta would start deploying to those with safety scores above 80, while version 10.69.3 would roll out after AI Day.

A New York Times journalist also did a ride-along in Tesla’s FSD beta 10.69.2 for an upcoming story, saying by the end that he had become comfortable and trusted that the car wasn’t going to cause an accident.

You can watch the full video breaking down Chuck Cook’s unprotected left turns in medium to heavy traffic below.