Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta is here, and it looks scary as hell
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This week, Tesla began pushing its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) update to a select group of customers, and the first reactions are now beginning to roll in. The software, which enables drivers to use many of Autopilot’s advanced driver-assist features on local, non-highway streets, is still in beta. As such, it requires constant monitoring while in operation. Or as Tesla warns in its introductory language, “it may do the wrong thing at the worse time.”
Frankly, this looks terrifying — not because it seems erratic or malfunctioning, but because of the way it will inevitably be misused.
Early reactions to the software update range from “that was a little scary” to full-throated enthusiasm for CEO Elon Musk’s willingness to let his customers...
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