Tesla’s Full Self-Driving v9 Beta And FSD Subscription Model Delayed Yet Again
Those waiting for their full self-driving Tesla are going to have to wait a little bit longer after Elon Musk once more pushed the release back.
The same goes for the FSD subscription model, too.
According to Electrek, Tesla is already testing the “feature complete” version of the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package with thousands of beta users, but it still isn’t ready according to Musk.
Over the last few months, CEO Elon Musk has been talking about Tesla moving to a new generation (v9) of its FSD software that will remove reliance on radar readings and instead have everything done through computer vision based on cameras.
Tesla already pushed its first version of the software without radar support, but the first big iteration has been dubbed FSD v9.
This is far from the first time such a delay has happened and it’s quite possible that it won’t be the last, too. Musk has already said that the update is coming “no later than June” which now seems unlikely. Musk says there are some problems that still need to be fixed.
I’m driving “alpha” 9, but we need to fix some obvious issues before releasing beta 9, hopefully next week.
It looks like a similar situation for the FSD subscription situation too, with Musk saying that it “should be turning on via the Tesla app” next week. The subscription is the way a lot of people will go if they decide FSD is something they want to try, too. Otherwise, they’ll need to hand over $10,000 in one fell swoop!