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Tesla Pulls Full Self-Driving Beta Due To Software ‘Issues’

The pushback of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software comes less than a day after its release, as an internal team identified bugs that needed to be fixed


Users had complained of false collision warnings and other issues. Photo: Reuters

 

US electric car maker Tesla Inc on Sunday pushed back the release of the latest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software, less than a day after its release, as their internal team identified bugs that needed to be fixed.

Users had complained of false collision warnings and other issues.

In some video posts on social media, users said vehicles with the latest update repeatedly provided Forward Collision Warnings, when there was no immediate danger.

Others said vehicles also automatically applied brakes for no reason.

Some users said they lost the FSD beta software entirely after having issues with the update.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter: “Please note, this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configs in all conditions with internal quality assurance, hence public beta.”

Musk also said fixes were in the works.

There was no information on Sunday about a possible new date for the release, either from Musk on social media or from Tesla.

US federal regulators are increasingly scrutinizing Tesla and its self-driving tech.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is probing Tesla’s Autopilot system in 765,000 US vehicles after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.

 

  • Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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