A growing number of Tesla owners who have purchased the Full Self-Driving Suite for their vehicles have reported gaining access to FSD Beta. This happened despite some of the owners claiming that their cars have accumulated less than 100 autopilot miles and that their safety score was less than 80.
Earlier this month, Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that Tesla has started the initial rollout of FSD Beta V11. The update was highly anticipated as it was the first version of the advanced driver assistance system that uses a single stack for city and highway driving. Subsequent comments on Twitter suggested that Tesla would expand the V11 release ahead of Thanksgiving, a sentiment the CEO reiterated only recently.
While reports of V11 received from Tesla’s veteran consumer FSD beta testers have yet to be released, a growing number of Tesla owners have taken to social media to share that their cars are receiving an update that will allow access to FSD beta offers. However, it was the FSD Beta version 10.69.3.1.
Some Tesla owners noticed that even vehicles that are not used much or cars that have a safety score of less than 80 received FSD Beta 10.69.3.1. This included a driver who regularly drives his Race-Spec Model 3 Performance on the track, and whose safety rating is a modest 62. A number of Tesla owners who bought FSD a few years ago also reported that they recently received the update.
Tesla software tracker teslascope was among the services reporting on the wide release of FSD Beta. The software tracker noted that Tesla has removed some of the FSD beta program requirements for its users for now.
“Tesla has officially dropped the requirement of 100 autopilot miles and a minimum safety score of 80 to receive the latest Full Self-Driving Beta update, V10.69.3.1. There is no confirmation that this change will also apply to V11 (for new testers) before widespread rollout.” teslascope written down.
another group, @StatisticsTeslaApphas also seen an increase in FSD Beta 10.69.3.1 installations lately.
While Tesla appears to be initiating a wide release of FSD Beta 10.69.3.1 to new users, longtime members of the FSD Beta program are still waiting for V11 to roll out in their vehicles. Overall, Tesla’s strategy for releasing the FSD beta seems sensible, as it allows new users to test a version of the software that has already been tested by veterans. Long-time users, on the other hand, can try their hand at the latest and most ambitious version of the system yet.