Tesla has started deploying the latest version of their Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software, 10.9, first released early this morning in the 2021.44.30.10 update.
Along with the update, Tesla is also including a long awaited navigation map update. According to hacker @greentheonly, the new map version in North America is 2021.44-13555, while owners in China will receive 2021.44-13668.
New Maps rolling out soon:
— green (@greentheonly) January 16, 2022
According to the official release notes of FSD Beta 10.9 shared by Jer (@jereking23) on Twitter, the update includes a number of improved behaviours.
UPDATE Jan 17 9:05am PST: Elon Musk says the public release will happen later this week.
10.9 going out later this week
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 17, 2022
The one that will probably make a lot of beta testers happy is a change to unprotected left hand turns, which Tesla says are now more natural.
“Made unprotected left turns across oncoming lanes more natural by proceeding straight into intersection while yielding, before initiating the turn.”
The update appears to be limited right now to employees only, but it should be sent out to the public testers later today, just before the price of the FSD suite of features increases to $12,000 (+$2,000) in the US on Monday.
You can read the full 2021.44.30.10 release notes below.