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An Expansion of FSD Beta Could Be In The Works

Tesla’s FSD software has made great progress in recent months. The software no longer uses radar. Now there is the possibility FSD Beta will be expanded to many more customers, but the details are murky as now.


The end game for Tesla with FSD Beta has always been to expand it out to anyone who has the FSD software on their vehicle. Tesla doesn’t appear to be quite ready to do that yet, but recent statements from Elon Musk suggest that expansion maybe coming sooner than we think. However, it’s probably not a good idea to get your hopes up.

Early access program

Some news broke yesterday that more users will be invited to use the early access program. Many of Tesla’s customers have been clamoring for an opportunity to get FSD Beta. Some longtime Tesla customers feel they are being robbed of this opportunity. Some of those longtime customers may finally get their chance to use FSD Beta because more invitations are being sent out for the early access program.

Wide release of FSD Beta

Since Tesla wants to expand access to FSD Beta, there has been chatter that a wide release of FSD Beta is on the way. It would be smart for Tesla to wait a little while in order to work out any remaining issues with the software, and it appears Tesla wants to wait a little bit longer. There is a possibility of some sort of wider release within this calendar year.

The whole idea of a wide release is confusing. However, it appears that a wide release means that FSD Beta will be able to be downloaded by all individuals who have FSD in their Tesla. It sounds like the software will still be in the Beta stage. The real milestone to watch out for is when FSD goes from Beta to fully operational.

Future of FSD Beta

Once Tesla’s FSD Beta in no longer in the Beta stage it will be interesting to see if there will always be an FSD Beta being given out to drivers. Tesla may just do what they’ve been doing and roll out FSD Beta when they think they need to in order to test new software. For example, if Tesla is serious about Robotaxis, then they could roll out a special version of their software for those Taxis.

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Daniel Cappo reports Tesla developments at Torque News. He has had a passion for cars ever since age five when his grandparents let him drive their old golf cart around their property in Upstate NY. He has attended numerous auto shows, and even got the chance to drive a Ferrari California on the track. Ever since Tesla opened up a dealership at his local mall, he's been an avid follower of their cars and technology. Dan has a B.S. in Public Communication from U Vermont. Follow Daniel on Twitter and LinkedIn for daily Tesla News.


Tangible (not verified)    July 20, 2021 - 6:15PM

go ahead, expand the number of Beta Users.
Just be prepared to expand the number of lawyers at Tesla.
FSD isn't anywhere near what the hype and online fanboys present.
Further, the legal, financial, and cultural barriers to FSD have yet to be debated, let alone conquered.
How anyone can believe that mostly UNKNOWN parameters (FSD) will replace WELL KNOWN parameters (human driving statistics and legal frameworks) in the near future just shows what lemmings all the HYPE creates.