At the Giga Berlin grand opening event today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided an update on when Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta might expand outside of North America.
While speaking on stage outside the factory, Musk said the software is getting “very good in the US” and as a result it could be good enough to show regulators in the European Union within 2 to 3 months.
“I think we’ll be ready to show it to regulators in the EU, I dunno, maybe within 2 or 3 months, but we’ve got to do quite a lot of work for all the special case situations in Europe.”
Citing a theme that Canadians will recognize, Musk said part of the difficulty will be the differences in roads and languages between countries in Europe.
“The roads, as you know if you’ve driven around Europe, the roads vary quite a lot by country. The road rules, the way the lines are painted, its different, then you’ve got to recognize all the different languages. its quite difficult to do FSD in Europe, its much more difficult than in the US or Canada.”
Musk also mentioned Canada, reiterating that it should be released here later this week.
“We’re getting to the point where FSD Beta is very good in the US, and later this week we’re expanding to Canada.”
If FSD Beta does get released later this week, it will happen nearly a full month after the Safety Score was released north of the border.
Canadian Tesla owners have had to maintain a perfect Safety Score in hopes of receiving the software, but Musk has hinted the requirement could be dropped to 98.
You can watch the full comments by Musk in the video below.
#fsdbeta should come to regulators in 3 months for Europe. @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/TknHe6J5S7
— Tesla Silicon Valley Club (@teslaownersSV) March 22, 2022