Elon Musk finds demand high and announced a “Download Beta” button in the Service section of the car display within about 10 days.
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta program size is doubling now with the new 8.2 software update. The next step, the 8.3 update, is expected to bring a further increase by an order of magnitude. The expansion was hinted in a previous batch of tweets.
Elon Musk said to “be careful” with using the FSD feature, as it’s not a self-driving system, but just a beta, that requires 100% attention. On the other hand, in his opinion, the system is “getting mature” so the number of required human interventions should decrease, we guess.
Tesla started the beta rollout on October 22, 2020 (initially only for a small group of testers in the U.S.).
If the FSD program is at around 1,000 or so, after doubling it should be at around 2,000 and then at 10,000-20,000 in the next step. That’s just a tiny part of about 1.4 million Tesla electric cars globally.