Tesla is activating its autonomous driving ‘Full Self-Driving’ to whoever wants to try it, but only for “good drivers”
Full Self-Driving is Tesla’s big bet to get closer to the ultimate autonomous driving. First they presented the super computer for it and a year ago the first public tests arrived. Now Tesla has decided activate the autonomous driving system for all those who request it, although only if they have been good drivers.
Elon Musk announced it a few days ago on Twitter and finally in the last hours it has begun to unfold. Users of a Tesla can access their account settings on the vehicle and require activation of Full Self-Driving. In this mode, the car can “drive alone” (not at level 5) thanks to the multiple sensors and cameras that are integrated, as well as the capabilities it has to make complex decisions in real time.
The functionality comes after installing the latest software update for the vehicle. Keep in mind that it is still a beta version. However, despite being in evidence promises to keep the vehicle in the lane, circulate through a city with other vehicles or pedestrians and of course brake and accelerate when necessary. Of course, the driver is supposed to remain attentive and with his hands on the wheel.
The Tesla autonomous driving systemAs we saw at the time, it will be a service that can be contracted by subscription. There will be more details on this in the future when a final version arrives.
Autonomous driving only if you’ve been good
Perhaps the most curious aspect of Tesla’s FSD rollout is how they choose who to trigger it on. Although all users can request the FSD after updating the vehicle software, it will not be activated for all those who request it. In order to minimize the risk of accidents and avoid misuse of the service, Tesla is activating it only for those who are considered good drivers.
Lesson learned don’t pass bicyclist. On back road. 😡 @elon @tesla @jaminwestby 3 feet is the law. Not sure why it saw it as forward collision. But note to self. Stay slow and follow. pic.twitter.com/bC9E15iTHC
— ✨Tesla Proud 🦾🤖 (@Amy_Sober) September 25, 2021
Experiencing safety score first hand: Totally feels like large scale/gamified superior driving behavior is here. #Tesla has set precedent with a fun mass-appeal incentive (tracking score) + reward (FSD beta, perhaps better insurance). Feels oddly game theoretic but real @elonmusk https://t.co/T5UqfNFs7y pic.twitter.com/x3ca2uP3Fq
— Sushain Pandit (@sushain) September 25, 2021
How does Tesla know if someone has been a good driver? Essentially analyze that person’s driving record during the last week detecting sudden braking, sudden lane changes, acceleration or speed limits being exceeded among other things. Taking these factors into account, the system assigns a score for each driver in order to determine whether or not it is safe to activate Full Self-Driving in said vehicle.
Via | Electrek