Tesla updates its autonomous driving FSD Beta

Tesla has not released an update to its autonomous driving program since last August. The FSD Beta package now receives a new version v10.69.3 that includes few new features but many improvements.

We had been a few months in which there was no news of improvement for Tesla’s autonomous driving package. A few months in which the waters have gone down riots due to the much activity that has surrounded Elon Musk, mainly with all the mess of the acquisition of Twitter. The last update was released on August 22, and it was not until today that the presentation of a new version of the FSD Beta package, called v10.69.3, was announced. The list of novelties is quite brief, but we can see a change in trend in the presentation.

Although Tesla seems to have dropped another branch when it comes to autonomous driving, the Full Self Driving program continues to improve with each new update. Version 10.69.2 introduced important new features that we already mentioned, in addition to being accompanied by a substantial increase in the purchase price, going up to cost 15,000 dollars in the United States. Listed by Musk himself as “an important code change” and “a big step forward “, the 10.69.3 update does not receive as many new features as we might expect.

The engineers seem to have put more effort into improving what was already there to present new features, which is a completely different approach to what we have been seeing throughout each update. According to previous analyzes of the new Tesla code, all the news is focused on the better performance of the camera team and the analysis software. Some notable improvements are:

  • Object Detection Network Update
  • Distant Vehicle Precision Architecture Improvement
  • 20% reduction in cross-traffic speed margin of error
  • 20% VRU accuracy improvement
  • Increased accuracy in pedestrian crossing analysis
  • 9.2% improvement in lane recognition accuracy
  • Improved lane recovery by 18.7% and 51.1% at forks
  • Better recognition of vehicles crossing in the lane
  • Improvement in incorrect parking predictions
  • New road marking module that improves lane topology error at junctions
  • Reduced execution time of candidate trajectories by 80%
  • Reduction in the amount of false braking before a pedestrian crossing
  • Improved control for vehicles occupying our path wishing
  • Improved longitudinal control and recognition of nearby static obstacles
  • Reduced latency by 26% thanks to scheduler rescheduling

On this occasion, as there are no new features added, the price remains the same as the previous version. All this occurs at a rather delicate moment for Tesla due to the numerous open investigations that exist against the company and more specifically against its FSD Beta package. As a result of the hopes of being able to see 100% autonomous driving at the end of this year, as Elon Musk had predicted, he has taken it upon himself to recognize that such an event will not be possible without calling us to a new date. Tesla has to solve and resolve several legal issues before being able to return to that path.

Elenor Kling

A tech lover and generally a car enthusiast who likes to do a lot of research and share knowledge.

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