Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said on Twitter that anyone in North America can now request the Full Self-Driving Capability Beta if they purchased this option and use the in-car display. All the capabilities of Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot are included in the Full Self-Driving Capability, but it also recognises stop signs and traffic lights and slows down the vehicle to a stop. Autosteer on city streets will also soon be a part of the package.
Drivers who desire the Full Self-Driving Capability features must spend an extra $15,000 to the cost of their vehicle. Customers will receive any new features that are added to the tier via over-the-air updates. Despite the moniker, Full Self-Driving Capability (FSDC) requires drivers to remain alert at all times.
In 2020, the FSDC Beta was released to a select group of users. According to The Verge, that small group had grown to 160,000 customers by the end of this year. Tesla’s built-in Safety Score function requires drivers to have a particular safety score in order to participate in the beta, and they must have completed at least 100 miles of Autopilot-assisted driving.
Customers who paid the $15,000 – no small money – and waited for the functionality will undoubtedly be happy that they now have access to the Beta. Despite the greater automation, you should still pay attention to the road if you intend to use the functions yourself.
Source: Elon Musk (Twitter) via The Verge