Tesla FSD beta vs Lombard Street: Round 2 [Video]

Tesla Raj Lombard St

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software has already improved significantly since it was released in October to a few lucky testers. It has already had 7 updates during its short life, with each release improving and adding functionality based on the feedback from the testing team.

One of the most unique tests performed soon after it was first released was by Tesla Raj who took his Model 3 to the world famous Lombard Street. In a video released in late October, the first version of the self-driving software was no match for the crookedest street in the world.

Nearly two months and several updates later, Raj returned to see if the improvements sent by Tesla over-the-air were enough to successfully navigate the windy road.

One change that was immediately clear to Raj was the speed. In the first attempt in October, the Model 3 seemed to drive too fast to be able to handle the tight corners. This time it was more cautious and stuck to 5mph (8km/h).

Another part of the road that confused the self-driving software last time was a driveway off the side of the road. While it wasn’t able to handle the corner at first, Raj was able to come up with a creative solution to the problem.

Check out the full video below to see what he did that allowed the car to successfully drive down Lombard Street all by itself.

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