Tesla is testing fully autonomous software in Canada – IoT World Today
Tesla is testing its Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD beta) software in Canada.
In January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that his company would be rolling out the FSD beta in Canada “with caution over the next two to four weeks.”
He has now confirmed in a Twitter reply to Drive Tesla Canada that about 60 cars are tested in-house in Canada and that he was hoping for more in the coming days.
Tesla drivers on social media were quick to join in the conversation, with one even sharing an image of the software update in progress on their vehicle’s screen.
Tesla’s comprehensive self-driving software platform is a deep learning-based enhancement to the standard Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) available in Tesla vehicles.
The FSD Beta software had seven updates in the last quarter of 2021, Tesla revealed in its quarterly earnings letterwhich also said that 60,000 US vehicles are currently testing the software, up from 2,000 in Q3 2021.
In October, the company suspended an update to its premium ADAS to fix bugs identified during beta testing in the United States. These bugs were in the hardware configuration, which interfered with the recognition of certain left turns at traffic lights.
A month later Tesla has rolled out a Full Self-Driving beta software update for its beta-testing fleet over Thanksgiving weekend. The Full Self-Driving beta package included emergency collision avoidance maneuvers when the vehicle is in “shadow mode”, which means the driver is still in control, but data may be collected for tracking purposes. future development. It also refined the automated detection of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles, achieving 20% more accuracy.
In February, more than 53,000 vehicles equipped with autonomous driving functions were recalled due to rolling stop feature which allows a vehicle to cross an intersection without stopping, potentially putting drivers and passengers at risk.
The company issued two more recalls in February. More than 26,000 vehicles have been recalled due to faulty windshield defroster software that did not fully comply with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s windshield defrost performance requirement under certain conditions
During the same month, another 578,607 vehicles were recalled with the The Boombox feature that NHTSA says violates federal safety standards.