A little over one month ago CEO Elon Musk said Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software would hopefully be coming to Canada in December.
With just a few days to go to meet that deadline, it looks like Canadians may have to wait until January 2021 to receive the self driving software.
When asked this morning by Drive Tesla reader @kkvr2823 whether the December release was still likely, Musk responded by hinting that differences in the traffic rules between the US and Canada were the reason it hasn’t been released north of the border yet.
Musk did provide a new timeline for a release in Canada, saying it would be “very soon.”
There are subtle, important, differences between US & Canada traffic rules, but FSD beta will be extended to Canada very soon
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2020
FSD beta was first released in late October to a very limited group of testers. The number of testers has expanded since then, and Tesla has already deployed 8 updates to the self-driving software, making it better and better each time.
Canadians from coast to coast have been eagerly awaiting a release in Canada, hoping to help test and improve the software on snowy and wet Canadian roads.