Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” Beta, which has been rolling out gradually over the past few years, is now available to anyone who paid for the feature in North America, CEO Elon Musk has announced. “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it through the car screen,” Musk tweeted“assuming you purchased this option.”
In recent weeks there have been reports that these requirements for drivers have been relaxed Tesla rat report that Tesla owners have been given access to the “fully self-driving” beta without meeting certain requirements. Musk’s claim that the feature is now available to “anyone” who requests it in North America suggests that these requirements may no longer be in effect. We’ve emailed Tesla for official confirmation, but the company’s press department has widely reported to have disbanded as of 2020.
Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” beta software is currently offered for an additional $15,000 fee with the purchase of a Tesla car. According to Tesla website, available features include the ability to identify and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, with the option to automatically steer on city streets listed as “upcoming”. Tesla cars include standard “Autopilot” driver assistance features such as traffic-aware cruise control, while a step-down “Enhanced Autopilot” feature sells for $6,000, and offers features such as autopark and smart summon.
Despite the branding, Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software is closer to a “Level 2advanced driver assistance system that must be actively monitored by a driver at all times.