25 Oct 2021
Tesla Pulled Out its new Full Self-Driving Beta Due to Software Issues
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On Sunday, the U.S. based electric car maker Tesla Inc pulled the latest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software, in just less than a day after its release, after complaints of false collision warnings and more issues.
Reuters mentioned in their report that this delay comes as Tesla is under regulatory scrutiny over the safety of its semi-autonomous driving technology, which it calls "FSD."
The Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Twitter post on Sunday, "Seeing some issues with 10.3, so rolling back to 10.2 temporarily."
"Please note, this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configs in all conditions with internal QA (quality assurance), hence public beta," he added.
On Saturday, Musk said the release would have a setback by a day.
"Regression in some left turns at traffic lights found by internal QA in 10.3. Fix in work, probably releasing tomorrow," he tweeted on Saturday.
The problem happens when the Tesla vehicles with the latest 10.3 software repeatedly provided Forward Collision Warnings when there was really no immediate danger, according to video postings of the beta users. Users said on social media posts, that some vehicles also automatically applied brakes without reason.
Some users said they lost the FSD beta software entirely after having problems with the latest iteration.
Currently, there was no information on Sunday about a possible new date for the release, either from Musk on social media or from Tesla.
Reuters mentioned in their report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in August opened a formal safety probe into Tesla's Autopilot system in 765,000 U.S. vehicles after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.