More On Tesla's Unique 'Step Process' To Roll Out FSD Beta

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Posted on EVANNEX on October 13, 2021 by Denis Gurskiy

A systematic approach is surfacing as Tesla carefully begins the process. To that end, for months now, we’ve been waiting for Tesla to release “the button” that would allow owners to access beta versions of FSD software. The time has finally come and the button is out, but you have to prove you’re a safe driver first.

For the longest of times, FSD beta software has been limited to a handful of drivers in Tesla’s early access program. Of course, many owners have been curious about the bleeding edge versions and have wanted to try out the newest versions themselves.  Earlier this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would push an update that would allow regular owners to opt-in to receive the beta FSD software.

This accomplishes two things. It allows owners some fun new features to play with, and, it gives Tesla a wider sample size for its beta software. In classic Tesla fashion, the button had a lot of “2 weeks from now” deadlines that came and went. But finally, with the recent 2021.32.22 Tesla software update, the button was pushed out.

But not every FSD-capable Tesla owner is immediately going to be able to use the software. Tesla wants to make sure that the early updates are given to attentive and safe drivers. So while the button is out, Tesla will determine if you are a safe driver or not, and then (if they deem you’re ready) the company may allow beta software to be pushed. 

To quantify how safe you are, Tesla has come up with the Safety Score (Beta). Tesla’s safety score collects your driving data for the past 30 days and assigns it a score between 0 and 100, with most drivers scoring 80 or above.


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