It arrived a few days later than anticipated, but Tesla’s latest version of Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta has started rolling out to employee cars for internal testing ahead of a public release. As has been the case with a number of previous internal releases, the release notes for FSD Beta 10.13 (2022.16.3.5) have been shared and show what should be a number of quality improvements.
According to the release notes that were shared with Tesla enthusiast @WholeMarsBlog, one of the biggest changes is to improve the behaviour for unprotected left turns. This was already noted by Elon Musk last week, and the release notes specifically mention FSD Beta tester Chuck Cook (@chazman) and his difficult left turn across three lanes of oncoming traffic that he has been laboriously testing over the last year. Here’s a video on this specific left turn.
The release notes explain that there has been improvements to the decision making, stopping pose, and the vehicle’s speed when creeping for visibility.
Another complaint that looks like it will be improved has to do with lane centering on wide residential roads. A common complaint until now has been that the car drives itself too far into the center of the road when it is wide and has no painted lines.
There have also been a number of improvements that have been made thanks to more data being used in the training set, like improved animal detection, detecting vehicles that are parked, dynamic object detection, and improved speed sign detection and recognition.
Depending on how the internal testing goes, if no major bugs are detected we could see a public release of 10.13 this weekend according to the timeline provided by Musk last week.
However, given that it took longer than expected to be released internally, it would not be surprising to see it released to the fleet later next week.
You can read the full release notes below.
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) July 18, 2022