Tesla Just Released Their “Full Self Driving” Beta

Tesla Just Released Their “Full Self Driving” Beta

Tesla Just Released Their “Full Self Driving” Beta

Tesla Logo

The Main Point

Tesla just released their new full self driving beta, but I would be careful about using it yet. Tesla themselves has come out and said that its autopilot sometimes makes the wrong decisions, and that’s pretty scary. At this point, I wouldn’t try it out, unless, of course, you are paying very good attention. If I were you, I would wait until it comes out of Beta, then try it.

Tesla has just released their “full self driving” feature for their cars. This allows their cars to drive fully by themselves. But, this feature is still in its beta edition. That means that it isn’t perfect yet, and there is no way you should just sit back and let your car drive. If you do, I hope you pay attention, because the car can always get something wrong. This feature isn’t yet finished, which makes it really scary. I hope that I never run into someone driving a Tesla on full autopilot and not paying any attention. Still, it’s pretty cool that they are this far through development on a full autopilot for cars.

Tesla model s

What has changed

Tesla did have a previous autopilot feature, but the driver still had to do certain things, like make turns. The screen in the car now shows outlines around parked cars and other objects on the road, as well as images to represent road signs. There is also a blue dotted line that shows the path of the car and stretches out in front of the car. It also now shows messages telling the driver what it is going to do. Some users have said that the new feature that allows it to make turns feels a little scary, and the car even shifts over into the other lane before making turns. Other users have also claimed that the new feature allows the car to navigate its way through a roundabout single-handedly. Tesla has come out and said though that, “it may do the wrong thing at the worst time.” Overall, this is quite scary. I haven’t heard of any crashes do to this yet, but it seems like it’s only a matter of time. Once they get this all figured out, though, it would be pretty cool to take a ride in a car that can drive entirely by itself.

Tesla crash credit: ABC News

Image Credit: ABC News

Issues

Of course a program in its beta version is going to have problems. And Tesla’s new autopilot is no different. I mean, what if the car makes a completely wrong turn and gets rammed head on. Or the car runs a light and gets t-boned. I mean, it’s even possible for the car to not know that there is a car beside it and try to switch lanes. Thankfully, Tesla is currently not allowing customers to drive fully hands-off on highways. Also, this feature is currently only available to owners in the early-access beta program. The feature can also currently only run at moderate speeds, as Tesla has had some difficulties getting it to work at higher speeds. Elon Musk has also said that he expects a full release before the end of 2020. This is pretty scary, because even though Tesla tells drivers not to let the car drive all by itself, that doesn’t mean that they’ll listen. Many people will probably try to just relax while the car drives by itself, and this will probably lead to many crashes. Let’s just hope that Tesla can continue to improve this program and make it as good as possible.

The Main Point

Tesla just released their new full self driving beta, but I would be careful about using it yet. Tesla themselves has come out and said that its autopilot sometimes makes the wrong decisions, and that’s pretty scary. At this point, I wouldn’t try it out, unless, of course, you’re paying very close attention. If I were you, I would wait until it comes out of Beta, then try it.