Tesla has formally began rolling out FSD Beta 10.1 with software program replace 2021.24.17, and whereas preliminary impressions appear to be largely optimistic, observations from the corporate’s testers are suggesting that the most recent iteration of the superior driver help system will not be but outfitted with the highly-anticipated “Single FSD Stack” that Elon Musk has hinted at in earlier months.
The thrill surrounding V10.1’s launch was notable, particularly as Tesla has simply launched the extremely anticipated “Request FSD Beta” button to extra members of its fleet. Members of the corporate’s unique batch of FSD Beta testers have famous that the V10.1 replace was about 2.9 GB, and it gave the impression to be comprised principally of under-the-hood enhancements. This was echoed by a number of longtime FSD Beta testers, a lot of whom have been a part of this system since October 2020.
Longtime FSD Beta tester Tesla Raj, for one, noticed after a 14-mile journey that the driver-assist system’s habits on the freeway was nonetheless almost similar to the system’s earlier iterations. One other longtime FSD Beta tester, James Locke, noticed that Summon nonetheless had its earlier quirks. These, at the very least for now, trace that Tesla is but to maneuver features corresponding to Summon and freeway driving to a single FSD stack.
Musk teased such a transfer again in July when he famous that FSD options like Summon and Navigate on Autopilot with Automatic Lane Changes can be “chic” with a single FSD stack. Musk did, nevertheless, additionally emphasize that transitioning Autopilot and FSD to a single stack requires large retraining for the corporate’s neural networks.
That being stated, the CEO additionally hinted that Tesla is making some serious progress with its shift to a single FSD stack, with Musk stating following the rollout of FSD Beta 10.0 that the highly-anticipated transition would launch in V10.1 as an alternative. Contemplating the preliminary observations of the corporate’s FSD Beta testers, nevertheless, this shift appears to have been moved again as soon as extra.
This isn’t to say that FSD Beta 10.1 is a disappointment, in fact. FSD Beta 10 is already certainly one of, if not essentially the most superior consumer-grade driver-assist programs on the street right this moment. Elon Musk might not take into account FSD Beta’s present efficiency that nice within the grand scheme of issues, however it’s nonetheless leagues forward of competing programs from rival automakers.
Ford’s BlueCruise, for one, is promoted as a hands-free driver-assist system, however a real-world take a look at from automotive teardown professional Sandy Munro revealed that BlueCruise disengages when faced with minor curves on the freeway, with little warning to the motive force. Mercedes-Benz’s DrivePilot, alternatively, is promoted as an SAE Degree 3 system that permits hands-free driving, however it’s incapable of operating in rain, show, or at nighttime.
Take a look at how FSD Beta 10.1 performs at night time within the video under.
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