Tesla has begun rolling out version 10.69 for the beta of FSD, its fully autonomous driving system. This update only brings minor improvements before the arrival of the much larger version 11. In addition, the manufacturer has confirmed the arrival of the beta program in Canada.
Good news for beta testers of FSD (Full Self Driving), Tesla’s fully autonomous driving system. Indeed, the builder has just started the deployment of version 10.9 of the FSD beta. The arrival of this new version comes as the American company has just raised the prices of its technology, once again.
Initially offered at 8000 dollars, the price of the option to take advantage of the FSD had already risen to 10,000 dollars soon after launch. But obviously, it was still not enough, since Elon Musk confirmed an increase in the price of the FSD to 12,000 dollars as of January 17, 2022. Note that it is still possible for US users to opt instead for a monthly subscription at 199 dollars per month to enjoy the FSD. However, the amount of this formula will also increase shortly.
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Tesla makes cornering more “natural” with FSD version 10.9
But back to this FSD 10.9 update. Without surprise, the update only brings some minor improvements. I have to say that version 11.0 should land next month, with its share of important changes and modifications. But anyway, let’s see in detail the retouching of this 10.9 update of the FSD:
- Improved intersection extent and footprint assignment by updating the modeling of intersection areas from dense (“bag of points”) rasters to sparse instances. Increased intersection region IOU by 4.2%. The sparse intersection network is the first model deployed with an auto-regressive architecture that runs natively with low latency on the TRIP AI acceleration chip, thanks to innovations in the AI compiler stack
- Upgraded the generalized static object network to use 10-bit photon count streams rather than 8-bit ISP tone-mapped images by adding support for 10-bit interference in the AI compiler stack. Improved overall recall by 3.9% and accuracy by 1.7%
- Make left turns unprotected on lanes oncoming more natural by continuing straight into the intersection while yielding, before initiating the turn
- Improved lane preference and the 1.2% topology estimate thanks to the network update and a new format for navigation clues
- Improved short-term lane changes with better deceleration modeling necessary for maneuvers beyond the lane change
- Improved future trajectories of objects that are not limited to track geometry thanks to a better modeling of their kinematics
- Starts from a stop are quieter when there is an impending downturn nearby
- Improved gap selection when passing a flow of oncoming cars on narrow roads.
Note also thatElon Musk has confirmed that the FSD beta program will soon land in Canada. “We will begin to cautiously roll out the beta version of FSD in Canada in the next 2-4 weeks“said the billionaire on Twitter. This will be the first official expansion of the FSD beta program outside of US borders. On this subject, it is not yet known whether Canadian drivers will also be subject to the “safety score” to be able to participate in the beta.