Tesla Full self-driving Beta!!!, It has been once again been an amazing week for tesla. They have outlined a fantastic quarter for Q3 with record profits of 8.7 Billion dollars with an end of the quarter cash position of 14.5 billion dollars This combined with the current construction of Giga factory, Berlin, and Shanghai and Tera Factory Austin underway helps to solidify the positive outlook for the future of the company.
On top of this amazing quarter the Full Self Driving (FSD), Beta release was sent out into the wild.
Kudos have to go out to John from “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley” and Raj from “TeslaRaj“ who had the most amazing video showing their first reactions to driving in John’s Model X.
The video was done late at night after the update. The camera angle showed both John and Raj as the car started to drive and navigate itself on the road.
Both were totally blown away with the quality of the BETA and its ability to see around the vehicle and display that on the screen whilst also bringing the real world into view for the cars’ computer vision.
Raj also released another video with more detail the following day during day light house.
Elon recently explained that the release of the FSD Beta is unique in that it did not need the car to be connected to the internet for the FSD to work. Due to the use of the Cameras and sensors around the car once the car had the software it should have the capability to drive itself using the FSD functionality.
This is a very different approach to other full self-driving technology which focuses on high-density mapping, GPS, and other technologies. Tesla has prided itself on using a vision system to manage the complexity of the Full Self Driving development with their camera first approach.
This approach combined with the rewrite that has been designed to use video rather than still images has made an exponential leap forward with the quality and accuracy of the beta that is currently being tested.
John (Tesla Owners Silicon Valley) and Raj (Tesla RAJ) released several videos over the last couple of days showing different cases where the FSD performed exceptionally well.
One particular area of interest for Australians include roundabouts. They demonstrated that the system was able to negotiate the roundabout extremely well.
Since they posted their original video several other Youtube videos have surfaced. Tesla understands the best testers of their systems are the people who drive their cars every day. This use of Beta testing will assist with narrowing down the unusual edge cases that exist to make the system even that more refined.
Challenge Status Quo
I am a little old school when it comes to driving and I enjoy the driving experience. Ownership of a Tesla currently alludes me however I have aspirations to own one someday. I understand why many will find this type of technology confronting as it is challenging the status quo. I for one would enjoy testing this so it becomes the norm into the future.
TESLA Full Self Driving BETA!!!!! Technology is proving that it can do many things with greater efficiency and quality, however, there is always a human element that technology has yet to conquer.