Tesla has started releasing an update to vehicles driven by its employees which is understood to be a step towards achieving its self-driving goal.
The website Electrek says the FSD v12 (Full Self Driving) software update is thought to mean vehicle controls are taken over by neural nets rather than being hardcoded by engineers.
It points out CEO Elon Musk has previously said that FSD will “get out of beta” with the v12 update, but it didn’t say exactly what that is going to entail.
At the moment drivers need to monitor FSD at all times and be ready to take control. If they crash using Tesla’s FSD, they are responsible, not Tesla.
However, the report adds that the update doesn’t mean that Tesla will have truly achieved “full self-driving,” as the company hasn’t said anything about taking responsibility for the system as of now.
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