Tesla Delays Deployment Of Its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta 10.2 Software Due To Last Minute Concerns, CEO Elon Musk a tweeté early Saturday. He apologized for the delay, saying the release would likely take place on Sunday or Monday. He did not specify what the “concerns” were.
Some last minute concerns regarding this build. Exit likely Sunday or Monday. Sorry for the delay.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2021
The software was supposed to be rolled out to around 1,000 Tesla owners on Friday with perfect safety scores of 100 – as determined by the automaker – with gradual roll-out for those with scores of 99 and below after that, according to Musk.
Tesla has been testing the beta of its FSD software for about a year. Before a Tesla driver has access to FSD, however, the company determines their “safety score”, using criteria that assess “the likelihood that your driving could result in a future collision.” The score is calculated using data collected by the driver’s Tesla sensors.
The company has asked owners who opt for the beta of FSD to sign nondisclosure agreements and asked them to refrain from sharing video clips online about system errors. To reiterate: FSD software does not make Teslas fully autonomous; Musk himself has said he believes the “full working” version of the software will only be “likely” to drive someone from their home to work without human intervention and will still require supervision.