FSD Beta expanding to 98 Safety Scores next Friday with release of V10.4, tentatively

Tesla is planning a further expansion of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program to those owners with a less than perfect Safety Score next week.

CEO Elon Musk said the plan is tentatively to release Beta V10.4 “Friday afternoon next week”, at which times owners with a Safety Score of 98 or higher will receive the self-driving software.

Musk made the comments yesterday when responding to Drive Tesla contributor Jason, adding that if there are any early issues discovered by testers, the rollout will be paused until they can investigate and fix anything that might be amiss.

Until last week Tesla had only allowed those with a perfect 100 Safety Score to test the software. Late last Saturday that was expanded to scores of 99 with the release of V10.3.

In another tweet yesterday, Musk also said Tesla will be slowing down the upload rate of FSD Beta releases. He said they will only release to about 1,000 cars every hour instead of pushing the update to everyone eligible to receive it.

This move is likely in response to what happened last weekend when Tesla had to roll back the update after several issues like sudden hard braking and the inability to engage Autopilot were discovered by testers.

Musk later explained this was due to cars entering power saving mode, something which doesn’t happen with internal test cars as they are constantly in use.

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