Tesla FSD hits 1 billion miles driven

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) program has hit a major milestone, with drivers accumulating more than 1,000,000,000 miles, or 1,609,344,000 kilometers with the software activated.

Tesla FSD Beta, as it was called until recently, first launched in October 2020 to a select few dozen testers in the US. The testing program was quite limited in the beginning, before growing with the release of the Safety Score tool, allowing owners who could keep up a perfect 100 Safety Score over a period of seven days allowed to download the software to their car.

As time progressed, Tesla lowered the Safety Score threshold, before eventually removing it entirely and releasing it in early 2023 to every owner in Canada and the US who had purchased the FSD Capability package.

It was at that time that the testing program was a major spike in the number of cumulative miles driven, going from just over 100 million miles to nearly 800 million miles in the span of about 9 months, according to the most recent update from the Q4 2023 shareholder deck.

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Credit: Tesla

With the software now available on almost Tesla’s entire North American fleet for a 30 day trial, that number saw an even more significant spike in recent weeks.

According to a post shared by the official Tesla AI account on X (@Tesla_AI) over the weekend, drivers have now accumulated over 1 billion miles with FSD engaged.

As we noted above, the vast majority of Tesla vehicles are currently running the latest version of FSD Supervised, which is it now called, on a 30 day free trial. Given that the number of Teslas with FSD has gone from around 400,000 to over 2 million, this number will climb significantly higher over the next few weeks.

To put the 1 billion mile milestone into perspective, Waymo, which many would consider to be one of the leading companies when it comes to autonomous driving, boasts only 20+ million miles covered by its fleet since it started in 2009, or 15 years ago. Waymo would need to drive its fleet for well over 500 years at its current size to catch up to Tesla.

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