Tesla FSD is available to all customers in North America. Another step towards the democratization of autonomous driving.
After gradually expanding beta access to Full Autonomous Driving (FSD) over the past few years, Tesla has decided to offer it to anyone willing to afford it. Elon Musk announced this on his Twitter. “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to all North American customers who request it from their vehicle screen if you have purchased the option,” it says.
The Tesla FSD board is available to all customers in North America.
FSD is an extension of Tesla’s “Autopilot” driver assistance feature that adds automated features such as automated city driving, automatic parking, smart vehicle call, or traffic light and stop sign recognition. This feature is a paid extension offered for $15,000, up from $3,000 since September.
Tesla first promised to launch all autonomous driving features in 2018, but they didn’t roll out until July 2021 for a small number of “experienced and careful drivers.” Access to it was expanded with beta 9.0, but testers were limited to the early access program. In the latest version of the FSD, Tesla has dropped the requirement to drive at least 100 miles on autopilot and have an 80 safety score. Now everyone can enjoy it.
Another step towards the democratization of autonomous driving
In doing so, Tesla is implementing FSD as the company is under scrutiny from regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently expanded its investigation into a series of crashes that required first aid on most models. In another investigation, she is interested in over 30 incidents involving Autopilot.
Elon Musk promises FSD when no one is driving for a long time. He recently said that he could offer it this year, after which he retracted his words during the presentation of the company’s latest financial results. Tesla shares have been falling lately, especially after Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter.
The Tesla Full Self-Driving beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, provided you have purchased the option.
Congratulations to the Tesla Autopilot/AI team on reaching an important milestone!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022