Elon Musk confirms public Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta release (for safe drivers) on October 8, 2021

fsd button
Image via @stevesteranka /Twitter

Tesla owners in the United States who have pushed the ‘Request Full Self-Driving Beta’ button will have one extra week to improve the Safety Scores. Elon Musk has confirmed the expansion of the testing program will take place on October 8, 2021.

Musk had originally said owners would be able to download the software 7 days after pressing the button, meaning the first who pushed it and have a perfect Safety Score would receive the software tonight.

This has now been pushed back one week to align with the release of V10.2, Musk tweeted earlier this morning.

Musk had already alluded to this date when he clarified on Monday that V10.2 would be released on October 8. But it was not clear at the time if those who had pushed the button would receive the current version instead, or have to wait an extra week.

The delay could be a good thing for those who have had trouble achieving a perfect ‘100’ Safety Score. Earlier this week Musk said a perfect score would be required to gain access into the testing program, before dropping the threshold and adding 1,000 more per day prioritized by their score.

Those owners who have already achieved a perfect Safety Score may be parking their cars for the next week.

About Darryn John 3082 Articles
Founder and Editor-in-chief of Drive Tesla Canada | Darryn@DriveTeslaCanada.ca Have a Tesla tip? Email tips@driveteslacanada.ca, or DM us on Twitter @DriveTeslaca