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Tesla begins rolling out new Supervised Fully Self-Driving update

Tesla begins rolling out new Supervised Fully Self-Driving update

After several months of delays, Tesla has finally started rolling out a new Supervised Fully Self-Driving (FSD) software update.

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is investing in autonomous driving, and the company now needs to deliver more than ever.

We were particularly impressed with Tesla’s FSD v12 update. It was by far the biggest improvement in the more than two years I’ve been using the FSD Beta. However, I realized that we now need to see consistent improvements through regular software updates to start seeing a path toward the self-driving system Tesla promises.

Tesla FSD v12 arrived in January and Tesla has released several updates since then, but none of the major updates that were tested with a small group of owners have made their way to the broader fleet, which points to problems.

Musk has announced several new updates over the past few months, including v12.4 and v12.5, but not many improvements have come to the fleet since the initial v12 update.

v12.4 has been in testing for months, but Tesla has been hesitant to release the update to a wider fleet… until now.

Teslascope reports that the update, or more specifically v12.4.3, is finally rolling out to the wider fleet:

This update has been hyped by Musk, with the CEO even claiming that people will be able to drive for a year between tweaks in FSD v12.4.

This is surprising because most FSD drivers encounter several interventions per day while driving.

But we recently learned that Tesla is spending a disproportionate amount of data annotation resources on the routes taken by Musk and Tesla influencers. According to Tesla insiders, this results in Tesla’s neural networks being optimized for them, resulting in an unrepresentative experience compared to the average FSD driver.

Elektrek’s Opinion

We expected faster progress with v12’s end-to-end neural networks and Elon’s claim that Tesla no longer has computational training restrictions, but little progress has been made on the client side in the last 6 months.

This puts a lot of pressure on v12.4.

I’m eager to try it out, but I’m managing my expectations. I’d be surprised if I can get through a week with v12.4 without any intervention.

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