Tesla’s FSD takes on the most crooked street in the world

Tesla FSD Lombard Street aerial
Image via Tesla Raj /YouTube

We’ve seen a lot of videos of Tesla’s new Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software in action since it was first released over a week ago.

What we haven’t seen so far is a car equipped with the software tackling what may be one of the most uniques roads in the world. Until now.

Located in San Francisco, Lombard Street is famously known for its one-block section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. Even though it’s only one block, it features 8 hairpin turns with a speed limit of just 5 mph (8 km/h).

Tesla FSD Lombard Street
Image via Tesla Raj /YouTube

Not only is it the most crooked street in the world, it is also steep with a 27° grade, hence the windy road meant to make it a little easier on your car’s brakes.

Not to shy away from a challenge, owner and enthusiast Tesla Raj took his Model 3 to the top of the hill, set a destination for the bottom, and let his Tesla do the rest. Well, almost.

From the video we can see the self-driving software wasn’t quite able to handle all the hairpin turns, although it was able to complete 3 of them.

Given how early we still are in beta testing, with the software still limited to very few owners, we won’t be surprised if this test is performed again in a few months with very different results.

Check out the full video below.

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