Tesla announced yesterday that it has withdrawn the latest version (in beta) of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software. The recall, which took place less than a day after its release, was due to users complaining of incorrect crash warnings and various other issues. “We ran into some issues with version 10.3, so we went back to 10.2 for a while, he has declared, Elon Musk, on Reuters today.
On Friday, October 22, a new driver assistance system was announced for some owners of Tesla models which, according to the company, featured some real major updates, including improved brake light detection, turn signals and the hazard lights of other vehicles, as well as reducing false slowdowns and improving the offset for pedestrians. However, Musk said on Saturday that the release could have been delayed by a day.
The beta version of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software does not have a new release date
Based on multiple videos posted by users on various social networks, Tesla vehicles with the latest 10.3 software repeatedly provide collision warnings when, on the contrary, there is no immediate danger. Some vehicles have also encountered other problems, with a very dangerous one having seen their Tesla automatically brake for no good reason. If another car follows closely, vehicles suddenly braking for no reason – as several social media posts claim – they could easily cause an accident.
And after the problems encountered, neither Elon Musk on social media nor Tesla through official channels have predicted a new release date for version 10.3 of Full Self Driving. And this not insignificant “problem” also occurred at a time when Tesla is under regulatory scrutiny for the safety of its semi-autonomous driving technology, FSD. Indeed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in August opened a formal safety investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system in 765,000 US vehicles after a series of accidents involving house cars and other emergency vehicles.