Massive Tesla Autopilot update coming in 6-10 weeks (for early access owners)



September 13, 2020 by Zachari Shahan


One of the biggest updates in Tesla Autopilot’s history is “Early Access” Tesla owners coming in 6 to 10 weeks – these are owners who joined the public beta testing group for a Tesla firmware update by hook or by crooked Huh.

I previously covered most of what was known about the upcoming update in this August 16 article: “10 Tesla Autopilot, Full Self Driving, and Dojo Evolution Update from Elon Musk.” We have some small updates on software improvements, however. In a tweet made earlier today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the upcoming update would be a result of “dramatically improved ‘4D’ (aka simultaneous surround video from 8 cameras) architecture.” This will dramatically improve your car’s ability to spot and track other cars, people, cyclists, traffic cones, birds, cats, squirrels and semi trucks. Well, Tesla’s Chief Engineer has not mentioned any type of animals in talking and tweeting about this update, but I accept the above as true.

A commentator who often receives responses from Musk on technical matters, Pranay Pathole, The couple: “Also having so much video data from 8 cameras simultaneously can help in dojo training. Similar to GPT-3 training, GPT-3 is now able to predict the next word for any input sequence with surprising results. Is, the Dojo will be similar to the autopilot driving policy… ”Musk agreed, Tweet, “Yes. Good information.”

About the time of the firmware update, one Brandon Bernicki asked, “How is rewrite coming?” This is what prompted Musk to provide the update to…. “Issuing private beta in 2 to 4 weeks, public beta (initial option owners who opt in) followed by 4 to 6 weeks, then all US Tesla owners in mid-December,” Musk Tweeted. “The above schedule is contingent on not encountering major unexpected failures.”

Interestingly, in the August 16 article I mentioned above, it seems as if Musk had given the same time frame (but a month earlier). “The FSD improvement will come as a quantum leap, as it is a fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental turn. I personally run the Bleeding Edge Alpha build in my car. Almost zero interference between home and work.” Limited public release in 6 to 10 weeks. “(Gave importance) Before doing simple math today about Kasturi’s tweet, as I wrote in the title, we can now 6-10 weeks are expected for limited public releases for early access owners. Naturally, this is a large-scale software update that has to function at very high security levels, so a 4-week delay is not surprising.

Is software rewrite scheduled to arrive for members of the Early Access program in about 2 months? Will I get this software update in mid-December? Can dream a dream! Just 2-4 weeks away from the private beta means that it is very close to being ready.

I drive on autopilot probably ~ 70% of the time. I mostly hit the car out of the autopilot to make pits, bumps or turns in the road. If a rewrite would actually help the car escape the pits safely, as Musk previously indicated, I could see my autopilot usage up to ~ 90%! we will see.


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Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Tesla Autopilot, Tesla Complete Self-Driving

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Zachary is Shahan Trinin to help the society at one time. He spends most of his time here CleanTechnica As its director, chief editor and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy and energy storage specialist. He has presented about Cleantech at conferences in India, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Canada and Curacao. Zach has a long-term investment in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], And Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not provide any type of investment advice (explicitly or implicitly).