In what is becoming a familiar pattern, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has provided a new release date for the next big update to the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software known as V9.0.
Late last month Tesla began delivering cars without radar, instead switching to an all-camera approach to Autopilot called Tesla Vision. In a tweet on Sunday, Musk said there will be another production release for these cars this week, which will then be followed by the release of FSD V9.0 “a week or two later.”
Musk reaffirmed that this version will also be “pure vision.”
One more production release of pure vision this week, then FSD beta 9 a week or two later. V9.0 FSD is also pure vision. Foundational improvements are immense.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
If that wording sounds familiar, it’s because it is. This is just the latest of many instances where Musk has given a two week timeline for the release of an update.
Most recently in late May Musk said Tesla Vision Autopilot would be rolling out over the course of the next two weeks. He added that FSD beta V9.0 would be released a week later.
This new timeline pushes that back by a week, or possibly more.
The good news is that Musk has also said the release of V9.0 will roughly coincide with the release of the FSD subscription service. A Tesla fan recently reverse engineered the mobile app to reveal some interesting new details about the service, also showing that it was very close to being released.