Tesla brings FSD Beta to HW4 equipped vehicles

Tesla owners of cars equipped with Hardware 4.0 (HW4) have had quite the rollercoaster few days, but it has all ended up positively as Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta is now rolling out to these vehicles. The release of FSD Beta 11.4.4 comes just a day after CEO Elon Musk made an ambiguous statement on X that led many to believe, including us, that FSD Beta for HW4 wouldn’t be coming for a while.

As we have previously reported, HW4 first appeared earlier this year in the Model S and Model X, and more recently coming to the Model Y. The new self-driving computer offers improved capabilities over its predecessor, but despite this, Tesla had not yet developed a version of FSD that worked with the new hardware.

Musk finally addressed this issue over the weekend, writing a confusing tweet in which he said FSD Beta for HW4 would lag behind that of HW3 by “at least another six months.” Since it wasn’t yet available, this led to us, and many others, to interpret it as it wouldn’t be available for another six months, but as it turns out that was the wrong interpretation.

On Monday night Tesla began deploying 2023.26.11 to HW4 equipped vehicles, and the release notes showed it included FSD Beta 11.4.4, the same version that is currently on HW3 equipped vehicles.

So far the first impressions from those who received the update are positive.

So what did Musk really mean with his tweet? We don’t know for sure, but the consensus is that he was referring to version 12, and that development of this version of FSD for HW4 will lag behind that of HW3.

If you received FSD Beta on your HW4 vehicle, let us know in the comments below how it is performing for you.

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