Elon Musk Takes Tesla’s FSD Beta v12 For A 45-Minute Spin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has live-streamed a 45-minute video on X that took viewers on a drive around Palo Alto during rush hour. What’s notable about the drive is that the whole thing was done while running the latest Tesla Full Self-Driving

The video showed the unreleased FSD v12 beta doing the majority of the driving, with Musk and a companion having to make corrections a couple of times during the drive.

Musk also noted that the vehicle they were driving, a Model S, hadn’t been on the route that was being shown before — something that’s notable given the construction work that was being done on and around the roads near Tesla’s HQ.

Once the drive was complete the EV found somewhere to park of its own accord and then put itself there, with NotebookCheck noting that the new v12 software was using the Tesla Model S’s camera system at 36fps throughout.

The eight HW3 cameras ran at their maximum of 36 frames per second input which Elon Musk said can be processed faster with pure AI calculations. He also added that the theoretical maximum of the software is to process about 50 frames per second, but in reality road conditions only need to be fed with 24FPS for the FSD V12 software to do its job properly.

It’s important to remember that despite this video the FSD system is still in beta and isn’t fully ready for primetime. That being said, Musk noted that the v12 software is now being tested by drivers in some parts of the world including New Zealand, Japan, and Norway.

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