Tesla is activating its Full Self-Driving autonomous driving. Tesla’s grand vision is for a completely autonomous vehicle that can drive itself without any human input. Tesla first announced the supercomputer and had its first public tests last year. Now Tesla has decided to activate the autonomous driving system for all those who ask for it, although only if they have been good drivers.
Elon Musk announced it a few days ago on Twitter and finally in the last few hours it has begun to be deployed. Users of a Tesla can access their account settings in the vehicle and request the activation of Full Self-Driving. In this mode, the car can “drive alone” (not at level 5) thanks to the multiple sensors and cameras that bring integrated, as well as the capabilities it has to make complex decisions in real-time.
FSD Beta request button goes live tonight, but FSD 10.1 needs another 24 hours of testing, so out tomorrow night
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 25, 2021
After downloading and running the latest vehicle software update, you may access the functionality. This is still a beta version, so keep that in mind. However, despite being in testing, the system claims to keep the car in its lane while driving through a city with other cars and pedestrians, as well as brake and accelerate when required. Of course, the driver is supposed to remain attentive and keep his hands on the wheel.
Tesla is activating Autonomous driving only if you have been good
Perhaps the most curious aspect of Tesla’s FSD rollout is how they choose who they activate it for. While all users can request FSD after updating the vehicle’s software, it will not be activated for all those who ask for it. To minimize accident risks and avoid misuse of the service, Tesla is activating it only for those who are considered good drivers.
Lesson learned don’t pass bicyclist. On back road. 😡 @elon @tesla @jaminwestby 3 feet is the law. Not sure why it saw it as forward collision. But note to self. Stay slow and follow. pic.twitter.com/bC9E15iTHC
— ✨Tesla Proud 🦾🤖 (@Amy_Sober) September 25, 2021
How does Tesla know if someone has been a good driver? Essentially they analyze that person’s driving history over the last week by detecting sudden braking, abrupt lane changes, acceleration, speeding, or exceeding speed limits among other things. Taking these factors into account, the system assigns a score for each driver to determine whether or not it is safe to activate Full Self-Driving in that vehicle.