that reports that Online-Electrek . Magazine. Tesla currently describes the software as an early version of a truly autonomous driving system. The “Full Self-Driving Beta” test, FSD Beta for short, has been available in the US since the end of 2020. However, not every Tesla driver has clicked to prepare for independent driver assistance when ordering a test of their vehicle. Before that, there is a kind of risk assessment that Tesla uses to select drivers.
The FSD software allows the vehicle to drive autonomously to a destination entered into the vehicle’s navigation system. However, the human driver must remain alert at all times in order to intervene if necessary.
There are about 60,000 vehicles in beta testing already
Since the responsibility lies with the driver and not with the Tesla system, despite the name “full autonomous driving”, it is still a second-level driver assistance system, and therefore can be used on public roads. Tesla has been releasing new software updates for FSD beta regularly for several months. In addition, more and more drivers are being added to the program. According to the automaker, in the fourth quarter of 2021, it had nearly 60,000 Tesla owners in the FSD pilot program — all of them so far only in the United States.
This is now changing with the expansion of the program. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising this expansion for a long time and now it’s finally time. With the latest software update of version 2022.4.5.4, the first vehicles are being considered in Canada. With the new version, owners can now order the full self-driving beta via an order. After the application is submitted, the approval process begins, which consists of assigning Tesla a “safety rating” for the user’s daily driving behavior.
If the rating is good, then Tesla can provide you with a demo FSD program. There is no eligibility for beta testing. Musk had already confirmed that Tesla had tested the FSD beta in an initial internal test in Canada with about 60 vehicles. With the official release, one can expect a significant increase in the number of test cars, because now anyone who bought an FSD package with their car order can apply.