Tesla’s highly anticipated Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta v11 is set for a wide release this coming weekend, according to the latest timeline provided by CEO Elon Musk. The update is important as it merges Tesla’s FSD and legacy Autopilot highway stacks, the latter of which is over four years old.
V11 starts going wide this weekend
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2023
FSD Beta v11 has been in the works for a long time. It first appeared on employee cars in November last year, and was supposed to released to the fleet of public beta testers before Halloween. However several delays later and the version only made it to a limited number of public testers last week.
The update also address the issues raised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which resulted in an over-the-air (OTA) recall. Tesla also paused the rollout of FSD Beta to new owners or subscribers until the issues are addressed.
The FSD Beta software allows Tesla vehicles to drive autonomously to a destination entered into the car’s navigation system. The driver still needs to remain alert and prepared to take control of the vehicle however, as it is still considered a level 2 driver-assist system.
In North America, there are currently over 400,000 Tesla owners in the FSD Beta testing program in Canada and the US.