Now might be your chance to join. has that new 8.2 software is “doubling” the size of the beta test program, and 8.3 will “probably” expand the size of the program by ten times. You’ll want to get in touch if you’re interested, Musk said.
The company chief warned that you still had to “be careful” with these newer betas, but that the code was “getting mature.”
Tesla first released the Full Self-Driving beta in October of last year, and has been makingever since. It’s already capable of making without significant intervention. With that said, this isn’t a fully autonomous system — you still need your hands on the wheel, and it’s mainly meant to reduce the amount of input needed compared to standard Autopilot.
The expansion shows that Tesla is growing confident about Full Self-Driving’s abilities, and could accelerate its development as testers reveal more real-world bugs. The company certainly has motivation to hurry. Drivers are still waiting on a plannedthat was due in early 2021 (we wouldn’t count on it at this stage). That offering can’t realistically roll out until the feature is considered ready, and more testing could accelerate that launch.
If you want the Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta downloaded to your car, let us know. Doubling beta program size now with 8.2 & probably 10X size with 8.3. Still be careful, but it’s getting mature.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
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