Elon Musk says Tesla’s latest self-driving software is “not great” and that engineers are in the race to improve it.
Elon Musk said Tesla’s latest version of Full Self-Driving (FSD) “is actually not great.” The FSD partially automates driving so that the car can change lanes, park and recognize traffic lights.
Tesla CEO said the company is in the process of upgrading to beta 9.2 “as soon as possible”.
“FSD Beta 9.2 is not really great,” Musk wrote on Twitter, adding that the electric car maker “is working to improve it as soon as possible.”
Musk wrote in an extended tweet a few hours later that he had tested the FSD beta version 9.3, which had not yet been released, driving from Pasadena to Los Angeles International Airport and that it had been “greatly improved”.
Tesla released the long-awaited beta version 9 of its FSD software in July, but told drivers that the software “could do the wrong thing at worst.”
A day before the announcement, Musk tweeted that drivers should be “paranoid” when driving with the software.
FSD is an enhanced version of Autopilot, the driver assistance software that comes with every Tesla vehicle. FSD does not make the car fully autonomous, it allows the vehicle to change lanes, park and recognize traffic lights and stop signs.
The billionaire’s tweet comes a week after US security regulators launched an investigation into the carmaker’s autopilot following Tesla’s 11 emergency car crashes.
FSD is also under scrutiny. Beta testers have released videos showing flaws and defects with the FSD, said Tim Levin of Insider.
Tesla owners in the United States can buy an FSD for $ 10,000 in advance or $ 199 a month.