This was announced by CEO Elon Musk:
“Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the in-car screen.
“Assuming you have purchased this option.”
The beta software rollout began in 2020 with a small number of customers and has since gradually expanded to be available to around 160,000 drivers as of October this year.
Gaining access to the beta has typically required drivers to meet a minimum safety threshold with Tesla’s built-in safety scoring feature.
As well as logging 100 miles using the company’s Autopilot advanced driver assistance feature.In recent weeks, there have been reports that these requirements have been loosened for drivers, with Teslerati reporting that Tesla owners have been able to access the “full self-driving” beta without meeting any particular requirements.
Musk’s claim that the feature is now available to “anyone” who requests it in North America suggests that these requirements may no longer be in effect.
Tesla’s technology problems
Tesla’s driver-assist technology, not to mention the company’s marketing of it, faces intense scrutiny from regulators.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating incidents in which Tesla vehicles crashed into stationary emergency vehicles while on Autopilot, and the Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation of its own.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles also accused Tesla of making claims “false or misleading” about the self-driving capabilities of their cars.
how to get it
Access to the beta version depends on drivers having purchased Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” functionality, which is currently offered for an initial fee of $15,000 when purchasing a car, or as part of a subscription of up to $199.
According to Tesla’s website, available features include the ability to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, with the option to automatically drive on city streets listed as “upcoming.”
Tesla cars include “autopilot” driver assistance features like traffic-aware cruise control, while the “enhanced autopilot” feature sells for $6,000 and offers features like auto park and smart calling.
Despite the branding, Tesla’s “Full Autonomous Driving” software is closer to an advanced “Level 2” driver assistance system that must be actively monitored by a driver at all times. “Total Autonomous Driving” is also available by subscription.
In 202 Tesla sold 599,550 cars, in addition to producing 509,737 units in the world in Mexico there are reports of the Model S models, in its variants S 85, S 85D and S P85D are the most in demand.
Since the Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta can be accessed by subscription, it is not surprising that in the near future we will see driverless cars circulating on the streets of CDMX.
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