Tesla deployed its latest Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta update to its fleet of public testers, 24 hours after releasing it to employees.
The first reports of FSD Beta 10.6 being available to download came at around 10:30pm PST.
— Dennis Pascual (@dennis_p) December 5, 2021
According to the detailed release notes included with the update, Tesla has made a number of improvements to the self-driving software.
Many of the updates seem to focus on improved vision and object detection. Of particular note is an “improved stopping position at unprotected left turns.”
This scenario has been extensively tested, with many of the drivers criticizing how far it has to creep out into the intersection to see down the road.
We will have to wait and see how it performs, but hopefully it will improve upon what some see as a limitation based on the placement of the cameras on the car.
The update is available to owners with a Safety Score of 98 or above.
FSD Beta v10.6 Release Notes
Improved object detection network architecture for non-VRUs (e.g. cars, trucks, buses). 7% higher recall, 16% lower depth error, and 21% lower velocity error for crossing vehicles.
New visibility network with 18.5% less mean relative error.
New general static object network with 17% precision improvements in high curvature and nighttime cases.
Improved stopping position at unprotected left turns while yielding to oncoming objects, using object predictions beyond the crossing point.
Allow more room for longitudinal alignment during merges by incorporating modelling of merge region end.
Improved comfort when offsetting for objects that are cutting out of your lane.
FSDbeta 10.6 release notes. pic.twitter.com/aIc3EMkvd3
— Zack (@BLKMDL3) December 5, 2021