Tesla car owners were excited earlier this week when Elon Musk announced that about 1,000 drivers with perfect safety scores - a scale from 0 to 100 that the company uses to determine whether a driver will be involved in an accident in the future - will receive a beta version of FSD 10.2 at midnight on Friday.
According to Tesla's website, the driver safety score is based on five metrics called "safety factors," namely forward collision warnings at 1,000 miles, hard braking, aggressive cornering, unsafe following and forced autopilot shutdown. A higher score indicates a safer driver, the company claims, and most drivers are expected to have a safety score of 80 or higher.
But none of the drivers waited for the update. Explaining the delay, Musk said there were "a few last minute concerns about the build."
Musk did not specify what last minute issues caused the delay. However, the fact that FSD 10.2 has these issues is not a surprise. Just two months ago, Tesla said that the beta version of FSD 9, which has been delayed for years, could "do something wrong at the most inopportune moment."
Contrary to its name, the software doesn't allow Tesla cars to drive themselves. It only provides assistance on highways and city streets, but requires constant monitoring by the driver.
Source: gizmodo, @elonmusk
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