Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will expand its fully beta self-driving software to Canada and Norway.
As we’ve reported extensively over the past few weeks, Tesla has started pushing the early beta (actually alpha) of its “fully autonomous” software.
The update adds automatic turning in intersections and changing car lanes on city streets.
Combined with Drive on Autopilot, the driver can set a destination and the car will try to navigate to that location automatically, but it requires the driver to oversee the drive and be ready to take control anytime.
Currently, the update is only available to select Tesla owners in the US early access program as part of the “early beta”;.
Now, Elon Musk says that the first other markets to receive the “FSD” software update will be Canada and Norway:
“Next is Canada and Norway after we take the US out of beta soon!”
Musk has linked launch in those markets with taking the software out of the “early beta” in the US, something he previously said would take place in December.
Launching in new markets can be challenging as different markets have different road markings and signs as well as different road regulations.
Here’s what Tesla has to say about the FSD beta in the update’s release notes:
The fully autonomous feature is in the early stages of limited access Beta and must be used with greater caution. It can go wrong at worst, so you must always keep the steering wheel and keep an eye on the road. Don’t become complacent.
When Full Self-Drive Mode is on, your vehicle will perform lane-change off the highway, select junctions to follow your navigational route, navigate around other vehicles and objects, at the same time turn left and right. Use Full Self-Drive Mode in the Limited Beta only if you are constantly on the road and ready to take action immediately, especially around blind corners, intersections, intersections, and in situations narrow driving situations.
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