Elon Musk Says Tesla’s ‘Mind-Blowing’ Full Self-Driving Beta v9 Will Arrive This Saturday
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says that drivers should be getting the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta v9 update this coming Saturday. This after months of rumors, claimed launch windows, and delays.
Despite admitting that solving the self-driving problem has been hardware than expected, Musk still seems to be happy with the work his company is doing.
He calls the FSD v9 update “mind-blowing” and continues to hype it up via Twitter. However, it’s important to remember that this still isn’t actual autonomous driving — as Electrek reminds us. It’ll be the closest thing yet, though.
It’s not considered autonomous driving yet because the driver is still responsible for the vehicle and needs to be ready to take control at all times, but Tesla’s system performs all other driving tasks autonomously, including driving through intersections and on city streets under its new “city driving” feature in beta under the “Full Self-Driving” package.
There is still a day or so before Saturday rolls around of course, so it isn’t beyond Musk or Tesla to pull its plans at the last minute.
Depends on how the limited beta goes. If it goes well, maybe a month or so.
This rollout will be to a limited number of beta testers of course, with Musk also saying that we shouldn’t expect a wider rollout for another “month or so” — although again, that’s Musk talking. It could be another six months before it actually happens.