A YouTube channel tested Tesla’s Fully Automated Driving Beta System on Oakland roads. The fact that the software made many erroneous decisions throughout the video showed that the system is a long way from fully autonomous driving.
The beta version of Tesla’s “Fully Automated Driving” update is now available to some users. Initial notifications from users who have had the opportunity to experience the system suggest that the Fully Automated Driving Beta (FSD Beta) is a complete disappointment and even potentially dangerous.
A Model 3 with FSD Beta 8.2 is being tested on Oakland roads in a 13-minute video posted by user “AI Addict” on YouTube. Model 3 tested in Fully Automatic Driving mode in video; It causes many different problems, such as not being able to choose the right lane, performing unexpected manoeuvres and waiting in the back of a parked car.
Tesla’s “Fully Automated Driving” and “Autopilot” systems are not actually fully autonomous; they require constant human supervision and immediate intervention. It is also illegal for drivers to take their hands off the wheel in these modes and leave all authority to the vehicle. But still, drivers say FSD Beta software works particularly well on suburban roads.
This video makes it clear that the software does not produce very effective results in more urban areas. Trying to turn right at a red light even though it is forbidden, standing randomly in the middle of the road, standing behind a parked vehicle, almost going to the curb without driver intervention when turning… All this stands out as just a few of the bugs encountered in FSD Beta 8.2 software throughout the video.
Let’s remember that despite all these errors, the software is a beta version, so we should not expect excellent results. There is also no company in the world that can implement autonomous driving technology with zero errors. Some experts even say that the technology will only be solved by highly advanced artificial intelligence.
Tesla’s software, on the other hand; it shows very successful results in identifying cars, stop signs, pedestrians, cyclists, traffic lights and other basic obstacles. Still, the latest situation seems a long way from “fully autonomous driving.” And how do you feel about that? You can share your ideas with us in the comments section.