Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, announced that the most anticipated ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ would still be pursued and arrive tomorrow but only with limited availability for around 1,000 Tesla FSD Beta drivers. This sudden rollout slowdown for the FSD Beta (10.69) software update is said to be caused by “numerous major code changes.”
Despite the full self-driving software that the automaker advertises, it is still considered a level 2 driver-assist system as it requires the driver’s attention to take control at certain times. It is worth noting that some software updates saw driving capabilities regressions, so the drivers will still be responsible for ensuring their safety.
Tesla has been launching software updates to the FSD Beta program, and its last 10.12 update was in May. On the other hand, Musk revealed that the 10.13 update came in last July and was able to manage certain expectations. However, the 10.13 version did not reach the larger fleet as the automaker decided to push for a more extensive update, the FSD Beta 10.69.
The FSD Beta 10.69 software is a collective upgrade of the 10.13 version, addressing left turns, animal detection, speed limits, and more.
Due to the sudden enormous 10.69 update for the new Tesla FSD beta, CEO Elon Musk has been promising to release it on August 20. Surprisingly, a day before its official release, Musk announced the slowdown of the rollout of the most anticipated update on a Twitter post:
“There are many major code changes, so this will be an extra cautious rollout. Releasing on 8/20 to ~1000 Tesla owners, then 10.69.1 next week to accommodate feedback & release to ~10k customers, then 10.69.2 week after & release to rest of FSD Beta.”
Recalling that CEO Musk announced the upcoming more extensive FSD update, v11, at the end of August, it will be delayed due to the current problems with the 10.69 update. Tesla owners must remain patient despite the long wait as this “Full Self-Driving Beta” could determine their safe and convenient driving experience.