Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) beta software had a rough lifetime. In addition to the numerous accidents that drivers have blamed on it, there has been controversy over its design features. Now, the goal of a new update is to make huge improvements and improve the confidence level within the system itself.
While this may seem daunting at first, imagine taking a turn with a driver who is not sure if they can turn safely. The goal of FSD 10.12 is to solve the problem by accurately predicting the situation and increasing the speed of the vehicle by taking turns among other things.
In addition, Tesla seems to have addressed a number of major concerns and annoyances related to previous versions. Phantom braking seems to have been further improved since the changelog mentioned “reducing false slowdowns related to traffic control”.
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Not only will that small change make Tesla owners happier, but the list goes on and on. For example, the visualization of a vehicle has become much more detailed in the display of driver information. Instead of the usual size, most vehicles have deep details.
The vehicles presented on the display show several new features. Tesla drivers will not only get a hint when other drivers apply their brakes or use their turn signals, but they will also know if the doors of other vehicles are open. In the past Tesla vehicles tried their best to drive around automatic open doors but now it will be clearer why their cars can change lanes at this moment.
Overall, this update seeks to improve the ability to fully auto-update to predict things happening in the vicinity. The software can better judge things near and far which, in theory, should make it safer and smoother. Of course, in practice there is no guarantee of how safe or smooth it will be.
At the moment, Full Self Driving 10.12 is only available to Tesla workers, which is the standard practice at this time. Nevertheless, we hope that it will be rolled out to everyday users soon.