It took a little longer than anticipated, but the Full Self-Driving (FSD) button has finally arrived with the deployment of the 2021.32.22 software update.
The update was first reported at around 1:30am Saturday morning by software update tracker @TeslaTip. The release is only for U.S. vehicles, and as expected has not appeared in Canada.
The 2021.32.22 release notes contained just one item – “Request Full Self-Driving Beta”, which explains that to access the FSD button you must navigate to Controls > Autopilot > Request Full Self-Driving Beta and follow the instructions.
As expected, clicking the button doesn’t get the beta software immediately. First the owner is asked for permission for Tesla to gain access to your vehicle’s driving data and telemetry in order to determine your ‘Safety Score’ for eligibility into the testing program. Owners will also need to download the latest V4.1.0 build of the mobile app which was released yesterday.
What is Tesla Safety Score?
Tesla also released a new page on their website which goes into more detail about the five factors it considers to determine if you are a “good driver” and eligible to receive the software after a one-week period:
- Forward Collision Warnings per 1,000 miles
- Hard Braking
- Aggressive Turning
- Unsafe Following
- Forced Autopilot Disengagement
They also provide a detailed explanation of the calculation of your Safety Score, which is performed on a daily basis.
Owners can view their Safety Score directly through the mobile app. With the updated app there is a new easy to understand visual which shows if you are on the right track to being able to download FSD beta next weekend.
You can be sure that over the next 7 days there are going to be a lot of slow and safe Tesla drivers on roads across the U.S.
Even though it wasn’t in the release notes, the update also included release note language support for Russian, Hindu, Romanian, Greek, Hungarian and British English. (via @greentheonly)
Let us know in the comments below if you have pushed the button.