UPDATE: Tesla (TSLA) To Roll Out FSD Beta 10.3; Pushes Software to Investor with Poor 'Safety Score'
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(Updated - October 15, 2021 2:39 PM EDT)
Update: Attributes electrek for original report
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk tweeted today that the company will be releasing version 10.3 of its Full Self Driving Beta program to all cars with a 99/100 safety score by Friday of next week. However, several users with 100/100 Safety Score are complaining that they have not been included in the initial roll-out.
Tesla has been testing the software through its early access program for the last 12 months. According to a report by Fred Lambert at electrek — "The program consists of about 2,000 people – mostly employees and some owners chosen by Tesla." The company is trying to transition to a “wider release” of its Full Self-Driving Beta. Previously, vehicle owners who bought the program package could use a “download button” that would have allowed them to use latest Full Self-Driving software. Currently the company utilizes a “request button” that starts a judgement period where "safety scores" are monitored and adds you to a queue to maybe get the new software.
This “safety score” to judge your driving has been active for the last two weeks, and on Monday, Tesla started to push the FSD Beta to those with the best score: 100 out of 100.
However, electrek reports that Tesla doesn’t always stick to that system.
Ross Gerber, a Tesla investor vocal on Twitter, complained earlier this week on twitter about his Tesla driving safety score:
“My safety score continues to go lower. It's just not fair trying to survive LA driving versus my friends living in the San Jose area... No crashes in LA for 25 years is a 100”— Gerber
Gerber confirmed to electrek that his score was 37/100. However, the day after the complaint Gerber posted a video of himself testing the new FSD in his vehicle.
In a comment to Electrek, Gerber claimed that he is “one of the best drivers in the world” and therefore, the safety score is not representative of his driving. This is the first time that someone outside of Tesla’s early access program and without a 100/100 driving safety score has received the FSD Beta update.
By Michael Elkins | Michael.Elkins@streetinsider.com
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