Tesla FSD v 9 beta not fully self-driving?28. July 2021
Tesla FSD v 9 beta not fully self-driving?
San Francisco, 7/28/2021
The Tesla FSD v9 beta is not yet safe for public road use, according to Consumer Reports, which worries that Tesla drivers are essentially test subjects for the software’s new features. Tesla began distributing the “Full Self-Driving” v9 beta to customers earlier this month.
Despite its name, the advanced driver assistance system is not fully self-driving.
By Society of Automotive Engineers standards, it is considered a Level 2 “partially automated” system, meaning the driver still has to keep his or her hands on the wheel and pay attention to the road.
Like previous versions, v9 relies only on cameras and does not use radar sensors.
In a tweet, Elon Musk wrote that Beta 9 “fixes most known issues, but there will be unknown issues as well, so please be paranoid,” adding that “safety is always Tesla’s top priority.
The release notes warn users to avoid compliance as “it could do the wrong thing at the worst possible time.”
While Tesla drivers may agree with the tests, critics note that drivers who share the road with them have not.
Here’s a video of the new update.