We should always begin by making just a few issues clear. Regardless of its identify, Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta is not autonomous driving.

At this level, the take a look at group is getting acquainted with the expertise and apparently “instructing” it. Consider a 15-year-old driver getting their hours in to allow them to ultimately get their license. It is a nail-biter for the mother and father, and it is not likely secure, but it surely’s crucial. FSD is analogous in some ways. Maybe these automobiles ought to be required to have a variation of the “scholar driver” signal.

As well as, Tesla hasn’t actually revealed what the method is right here. Is the system truly studying because it drives? Are these testers actually purported to “educate” it? What occurs once they report one thing to Tesla? What’s Tesla doing with the reams of information it is accumulating from this course of? We’d be mendacity if we stated we may reply these questions truthfully and with all of the info.

With that stated, these latest, quick video clips from Jame Locke try to present us some understanding. Above, Locke reveals his Tesla studying to acknowledge and decelerate for velocity bumps in a residential neighborhood. Under, we have now two demonstrations of the Tesla coping with roundabouts. There are two roundabout makes an attempt, so as.


Only for comparability, beneath is a 2019 video from Dirty Tesla displaying Autopilot dealing with roundabouts. For sure, it is not fairly.

You possibly can see how cautious the system is within the earlier three movies above. Nevertheless, including to what we stated above, we would wish to know if this “studying” expertise instantly makes its solution to all automobiles. In different phrases, when Locke “teaches” his automotive to look at and decelerate for velocity bumps or to efficiently navigate a roundabout, does that data ahead to all FSD Beta automobiles and make them profitable on the two operations?

If these automobiles are literally studying after which sending the brand new data to the fleet, steady enhancements are inevitable. This can show very true as soon as tens of hundreds of persons are utilizing the characteristic. Nevertheless, what occurs if individuals educate it flawed? What occurs if the automotive will get into or causes a collision?

We’re blissful to see progress, however we nonetheless have so many questions. We might like to examine your takeaways within the remark part beneath.