Telsa self-driving beta software now open to more customers. Customers of the Telsa Company and brand can now request access to the company’s self-driving software, but the company first will calculate a driver’s safety score to enable eligibility.
Telsa Self-Driving Beta Software Now Open To More Customers
The national transportation safety board expressed concerns about the safety of the software last week. But it seems the company is not going to heed to this as it has now enabled customers access to the beta version of its full self-driving program. All users and customers need to do to get access to this is via a request button on Telsa’s dashboard screen.
But according to the company, they will first discover the safety score of a customer before granting access to the software. The safety score here according to a page on Telsa’s website will be determined using five major criteria’s that estimate the likelihood that your driving could result in a future collision.
The score is gathered using data by sensors on Telsa’s vehicles. The data collected will consider the instance of forward-collision warnings per 1, 000 miles, aggressive turning, hard braking, forced autopilot engagement, and unsafe following. And according to the score guide the autopilot feature disengages after giving three audio and visual warnings when your Telsa vehicle notices that your hands are off the steering wheel and have become inattentive, the autopilot feature will disengage.
What You Need to Know About FSD
The full self-driving software is not fully autonomous. This simply means that a driver will and must have total control of the car at all times. The guide provided by the company does not tell the acceptable scoreline to access FSD. But, however, states that most drivers will have a score of about 80 over 100.
Just after a year, Telsa opened a limited beta of the software to a selected group of customers, the company is opening access to the FSD beta early. In July, the company opened a monthly subscription package for FSD at $199 monthly. Or $99 monthly for Telsa customers and owners who bought the already discontinued enhanced autopilot feature. However before it got to that point, the FSD package was sold for a one-time fee of $10, 000. And according to terms on Telsa’s website, owners of Telsa vehicles can cancel their monthly subscription to FSD at any time.
The National Transportation Safety Board Criticism of Telsa
The chair to the national transportation safety board, Jennifer Homendy in a report last week urged the company to address basic safety issues regarding the software before expanding to its customers. She further went on to call the company’s use of the software as misleading and irresponsible. “Telsa has clearly misled numerous people to misuse and abuse technology,” said Jennifer Homendy.
The national transportation safety board however can only carry out investigations into the matter and then make recommendations. They cannot enforce any authority regarding the issue.
A popular Telsa blog on Saturday tweeted an editorial questioning whether the company had a fair chance after the comments of Jennifer Homendy. Elon musk however replied with a tweet that has a link to the editable version of Homendy’s Wikipedia page. He did not add any comment further on the app.