Tesla Pulls Full Self Driving Beta Due to Multiple Issues

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Tesla has dealt with multiple issues with its partial self-driving feature, AutoPilot, and now is having to do the same with a self-driving beta feature, “Full Self Driving.” The issues remain unnamed officially, but users have reported false crash warnings and other issues. Read on to find out more.

Tesla Full Self Driving Issues Cause of Pulled Beta

It was just Saturday evening/Sunday morning when Tesla released the third beta of the Full Self Driving feature. The list of release notes includes mentions of changes, such as a new feature that allows the swapping of driver profiles that include personal preferences, such as following distance, rolling stops, and exiting passing lanes. It provides better detection of other vehicles’ brake lights, turn signals, and hazard lights.

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Already on Sunday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company is “seeing some issues with 10.3, so rolling back to 10.2 temporarily.” He added that this type of thing is to be expected with betas, as it’s “impossible to test all hardware configs in all conditions with internal QA, hence public beta.”

But that makes the Tesla betas much more hazardous than betas of other software and os, such as Windows and iOS.

Tesla’s Self Driving Features Continue to Be a Problem

While some people mistakenly believe the partial self-driving feature, AutoPilot, is full, the “Full Self Driving” feature is still not completely autonomous. Musk has said in the past that, at best, the feature is only “likely’ to drive a Tesla owner from home to work without human interaction and still needs to remain supervised. But, of course, it makes the feature a misnomer.

Tesla owners have shared their experiences so far with “full self driving” on social media and have noted the feature has been fully removed following Musk’s weekend announcement.

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These reports from users include mentions of phantom forward collision warnings. There are also mentions of the AutosSteer option disappearing, traffic-aware cruise control problems, and AutoPilot panic.

It’s unknown which problems caused the beta to be pulled, however. Musk has said the company is working on the issues with AutoSteer and traffic aware cruise control.

But all of this, of course, showcases the problems with any level of self driving and not just the Tesla full self driving feature. These are all issues that could cause a loss of life and have actually caused multiple crashes and other incidents that have caused multiple cases of deaths, with reports of drivers not paying attention, despite several warnings that they should remain behind the wheel and keep their eyes on the road.

Read on to learn why Musk refuses to use LiDAR sensors. Also read up on a new feature that allows cameras to recognize speed limit signs.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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