More than one year after Tesla first released their Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software in the U.S., Canadians are still waiting patiently for it to be released north of the border.
According to Elon Musk, one of the main reasons for the delay is “subtle, important, differences” between US and Canadian roads and traffic rules.
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
Despite these apparent differences, the software works just as well in Canada as it does in the US. That’s according to FSD Beta tester Jeff (@JeffTutorials), who arrived yesterday in Ontario from Pennsylvania in his FSD Beta equipped Model 3.
Eager to give Canadians their first taste of the self-driving software, Jeff met up with Drive Tesla reader and new Model 3 Performance owner @mrgreyev, who went for a late night drive in Mississauga.
In a short clip shared to Twitter, the Model 3 can be seen confidently navigating a right hand turn which Jeff called “impressive” and the “best maneuver” of the day.
When asked for his feedback, Jeff said FSD Beta “works great in Canada,” and he sees “no difference in performance compared to the U.S.”
We have already seen a handful of videos showing off FSD Beta on Canadian roads. Add in these examples and the software appears more than ready to officially launch in Canada.
As long as there are no regulatory issues holding it up, hopefully Tesla releases it to Canadian owners soon.
Stay tuned for more FSD Beta in Canada videos to come over the next few days.