Tesla’s “full self-driving”: Update rolled back a day later

Tesla's "full self-driving": Update rolled back a day later

US automaker Tesla withdrew the latest version of its controversial enhanced driver assistance function FSD (“Full Self-Driving”) just a day after it was released. Company boss Elon Musk announced this on Twitter and assured that something like this can be expected when it comes to software in beta state: “It is impossible to test all hardware configurations in all conditions with only internal quality assurance.” So the public beta.” The release of the update was delayed due to the problems already observed, but it was done after a U-turn. According to TechCrunch, there were reports of false collision warnings and sudden braking after the update.

FSD is – contrary to the name – an assist system that is also used in other cars; That doesn’t make Tesla autonomous. The update is aimed at ensuring that electric cars – initially only in the USA – navigate freely not only on highways, but also on city streets. Nevertheless, the driver must be able to maintain an overview and intervene at all times. FSD brought a software update to the vehicles in late September in the form of Virtual Switch. This allowed them to show interest in beta testing, after which Tesla evaluated the relevant driving data. Anyone who has driven the exemplar long enough for seven days can use the function.

Tesla’s handling of updates to the in-house assistance system “Autopilot” attracted much criticism recently. The fact that Tesla is releasing “largely untested” software onto the public creates great fear among supervisory officials, For example, the Washington Post explains. Shortly before the ceremony was released, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) demanded that the ceremony be made available on more vehicles before Tesla could address “fundamental safety problems”. The fact that Tesla sells the function under the name “Full Self-Driving” (“fully self-driving”) called it “misleading and irresponsible”. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a new investigation into “autopilot” in August.

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