What just happened? Tesla has released an over-the-air software update delivering its anticipated Full Self-Driving beta 9, allowing users to experience a more immersive autonomous driving experience. The update allows Tesla owners to use Autopilot’s advanced driver-assist features on local, non-highway streets.
Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta 9 – or update 2021.4.18.12 – started rolling out at midnight on Friday, allowing users to activate some of Autopilot’s advanced autonomous driving features on local, non-highway streets.
It’s a long-anticipated update, for sure. Elon Musk promised the feature back in 2018, and again claimed it would launch in 2020. So understandably, Tesla owners are more than a little excited to download the software update.
Alongside the ability to auto-drive on local roads, FSD beta 9 also brings new visualizations and improvements to the cabin camera’s driver monitoring.