Tesla has officially released Full Self-Driving beta 9

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Tesla finally launches Full Self-Driving beta 9

OTA update is now available, witness it in action

Tesla has issued an over-the-air software update that includes the much-anticipated Full Self-Driving beta 9, allowing consumers to enjoy a more immersive autonomous driving experience. Tesla customers may now utilise Autopilot’s sophisticated driver-assist functions on local, non-highway streets thanks to the upgrade.

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta 9 – or version 2021.4.18.12 – began rolling out on Friday at midnight, allowing owners to engage some of Autopilot’s sophisticated autonomous driving functions on non-highway streets.

It’s a long-awaited upgrade, to be sure. Elon Musk promised the functionality in 2018, and said it will be available in 2020. As a result, Tesla owners are naturally eager to get the software update.

Alongside the ability to auto-drive on local roads, FSD beta 9 also brings new visualizations and improvements to the cabin camera’s driver monitoring.

But don’t forget – Tesla’s self-driving mode is far from foolproof, and users are urged to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times. As Elon Musk himself put it… “be paranoid.”

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Last year, the price of self-driving technology increased from an extra $8,000 to a $10,000 add-on. While the FSD beta 9 is far from complete, early impressions – like the video below – are encouraging.


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