American electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla has reportedly begun to push a new software update for its Full Self-Driving Beta program. As per reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced the improvements offered in the new update and gave a hint on when it would be available to the public.
The announcement comes one month after Tesla unveiled its much-awaited Full Self-Driving Beta v9 with its innovative Tesla Vision computer vision system.
Sources cite that the upgrade is just for Tesla's early access program, limited to Tesla staff and a restricted number of Tesla owners.
Some of the features added in this update include a clear-to-go acceleration on minor-to-major roadways (plan to enlarge to all roads V9.3) and improved peek behavior to enable the EV to be more aware when to overtake the lead car by identifying its speed.
Additional features includes a v1 of the Multi-modal predictions of other vehicles, a new auto-labeling pipeline, Inter-SoC synchronized compute scheduling for vision and vector space processes and a new VRU velocity model with better VRU clear-to-go performance.
The upgrade appears to be targeted at the autonomous driving system's characteristics, making it better and more responsive.
Incidentally, a video of a first look at the upgrade was provided by a Tesla owner, Chuck Cook, in the early access program.
Earlier, Elon Musk had linked this update to the wider rollout of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta, but he later clarified that it would be "approximately a month later." The update signifies that Tesla is starting to push a new v9.2 version to Full Self-Driving Beta, although it is still just for the early access program.
According to Mr. Musk, Tesla still needs to release one or two more updates to the early access program prior to v10, which is currently the wider release update.