Tesla delays advanced pilot systems
Tesla has suspended an update to its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) to fix bugs identified during beta testing.
The delay was announced in a tweet this week by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
“Please note that is to be expected with beta software,” Musk said. “It is impossible to test all hardware configurations under all conditions with internal quality assurance, hence a public beta. “
Tesla’s Complete Self-Driving Software Platform (FSD) is a deep learning-focused enhancement of the standard ADAS available in Tesla vehicles, costing an additional $ 10,000 to install.
The FSD is not completely self-contained and must be used under human supervision. However, its smart features include one-button automated parking, stopping before traffic lights, and keeping lane on non-road roads.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation into Tesla’s standard autopilot for vehicles that crashed into parked emergency dispatch units.
The new version of the FSD failed to recognize left turns at traffic lights on some occasions, Musk said. Other issues reportedly included automatic braking activating without prompting and some dashboard icons disappearing.
Participants in the beta trial were selected based on Tesla’s “safety score,” which was distributed to 150,000 vehicles in September.
Tesla also reportedly tricked participants into signing a nondisclosure agreement before participating in the beta trial, which took place on public roads.
NHTSA sent Tesla a letter saying it was unacceptable because the government agency relies on consumer reports.