What happened? Tesla released an over-the-air software update to provide the expected fully automated driving test version 9, allowing users to experience a more immersive autonomous driving experience. The update allows Tesla owners to use Autopilot’s advanced driver assistance features on local off-highway roads.
Tesla’s Fully Automatic Driving (FSD) Beta 9-or update to 2021.4.18.12-will be released starting at midnight on Friday, allowing users to activate some of Autopilot’s advanced autonomous driving features on local non-street roads.
This is a long-awaited update, of course. Elon Musk promised this feature in 2018 and once again claimed that it will be launched in 2020. Therefore, Tesla owners are very excited about downloading software updates.
In addition to the ability to drive autonomously on local roads, FSD beta 9 also brings new visualizations and improvements to driver tracking in the cab camera.
But don’t forget—Tesla’s driving mode is by no means absurd, and users are urged to keep their eyes on the road and keep their hands on the steering wheel. As Elon Musk himself said… “Suspicious.”
The price of self-driving technology rose last year, from an additional US$8,000 to US$10,000. Although this is still far from the finished product, the early impressions of FSD beta 9 are positive-including the video below.