First Videos of Tesla FSD Beta v11.3 [video]

By Kevin Armstrong
The visualizations in FSD Beta v11.3
The visualizations in FSD Beta v11.3
@winnersechelon

Like thousands of other Twitter users, we spent a lot of last night cruising around with @winnersechelon, who also goes by Tesla Bull. The Twitter user shared five videos of Tesla's latest FSD Beta version 11.3. It gave viewers our firsthand look at the highly anticipated software that Elon Musk has been promising for months, and it appears to be worth the wait. Tesla Bull tweeted:

"FSD beta 11.3 UNIFIED STACK!! Let's go!!! Great work team Tesla."

Striking Visual Changes

The videos show some undeniable changes from the previous FSD versions. The blue line showing the car's path is noticeably thicker, taking up the width of the vehicle. Also, the red lines are gone, replaced with light grey lines similar to those we see with standard Autopilot. New visualization appears at intersections and around crosswalks, according to Tesla Bull.

Smooth Drive

Then there is the drive. While this is difficult to judge, Tesla Bull tweeted:

Noticeably smoother in certain areas where timid previously. Still, a long way to go and many more miles to test.

Sharing real unfiltered progress is exciting. There was one driver intervention that caused another new addition to FSD. A message appears stating: Autopilot Disengaged. What Happened? Press voice button to send Tesla an anonymous message describing your experience.

We got from city streets to the highway, and Tesla Bull reported that he did make several manual speed changes. Still, it's unclear if the changes were necessary, as he also stated that one of the speed adjustments was to catch another Tesla. The software is put through all the paces as it also exits the highway effortlessly and returns to city streets. The car takes the on and off ramps much more naturally, and cornering and acceleration appear confident.

It was a big test to see the Tesla go from city streets to highways and vice versa. That is a significant change with this update that combines city streets and highways into a single stack, meaning the same Neural Nets are being used in all situations, as promised by the Autopilot team on A.I. Day 2022.

Intersection View

Something is Missing, Something Stays the Same

Tesla Bull claims that "auto park" is active again. He later provides a video showing Auto Park in action. It's important to note that he has a 2020 Tesla that has ultrasonic sensors, so this is not the new Auto Park for vehicles without the sensors. Actual Smart Summon (ASS) also does not appear to be in this release. That said, it has been on the radar for several months. Unfortunately, the nag continues to nag. While Musk had hoped to remove the reminder to apply resistant to the wheel, transportation officials in both the United States and Canada raised concerns.

Auto Park Video

FSD v11.3 is nearing public release. Musk said that version 11.3.2. would "likely" be the one that goes to the thousands of FSD owners in North America. That means the version Tesla Bull took for a ride stills requires work before the Tesla team can send it out wide. Tesla Bull agrees, he tweeted: Smooth indeed. Will share more videos with full transparency. Could be three steps forward and two back but this will be solved. You're doing it Tesla. You're leading and it matters!

FSD Beta 11.3 in Action

Tesla Reduces Price of FSD Subscription to $99 Per Month [Subscriptions Now Available in Canada Too!]

By Not a Tesla App Staff

Tesla just dropped its FSD subscription pricing dramatically in the U.S., lowering the cost from $199 to $99 per month. However, not everyone is thrilled with the new pricing.

For owners who bought the Enhanced Autopilot package for $6,000 USD, Tesla offered a lower-priced FSD subscription of $99, instead of $199. However, with this new FSD price reduction, EAP owners are no longer receiving a discount.

FSD Subscription Expansion

Currently, the FSD subscription is only available in the U.S., but plans for expansion are underway. Tesla's Rohan Patel recently announced that the subscription will soon be available in Canada, alongside the introduction of an annual plan for Premium Connectivity. 

This expansion into the Canadian market is anticipated to follow a similar pricing strategy, adjusted for the currency exchange rate, possibly setting the cost at approximately $140 CAD per month.

Update: Tesla has just announced that FSD subscriptions are now available in Canada! What’s even more surprising is the unexpectedly low subscription price of $99 CAD. Tesla took to X to announce the availability in Canada but unfortunately didn’t reveal any additional information regarding the subscriptions.

Is Buying FSD Still Worth It?

Despite the lowered subscription price, the outright purchase price for FSD remains steep at $12,000. This price point equates to subscribing to the service for over 10 years. Given that the average length of car ownership in the U.S. is about 8 years, this makes the current price of buying FSD unattractive to most. The saving grace of buying FSD is that you know what you're paying for the life of the vehicle and can avoid any potential subscription price increases.

Temporary Reduction or Long-term Strategy?

Tesla has not confirmed whether the price reduction is a temporary promotional tactic or a permanent adjustment. The timing coincides with Tesla's release of FSD v12 and its trial offer, suggesting that the company is keen on encouraging more drivers to experience FSD. This approach not only boosts user engagement but also accelerates the volume of data Tesla can collect to improve the system.

FSD With Referral Credits

Although Tesla hasn't adjusted the price of buying FSD, it is tweaking its referral program to accommodate the new price. Three months of FSD are now available through Tesla's referral program for 6,000 credits, reduced from the previous 12,000 credits.

Tesla's reduction in FSD in the U.S. and its planned expansion into Canada reflect a strategic initiative to make FSD more accessible and financially attractive to a broader audience. There's no doubt this change will increase the number of FSD subscriptions, but it'll be interesting to see how much. To break even, Tesla would need to double the number of subscriptions, but they likely have their eyes set much higher.

If you currently subscribe to FSD, Tesla has automatically reduced future payments to the lower $99 price point.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Additional Features in Upcoming Update

By Not a Tesla App Staff

Tesla frequently introduces new models or trim levels before all the software features are available. This situation also applies to the Cybertruck, where several features are still in development.

In the 2024.8 update, Tesla added a handful of features to help the Cybertruck catch up in the software department, adding features such as Reset Tire Mileage, Rear Passenger Headphones, Auto Wipers and others. Tesla also added a Cybertruck exclusive feature that sets off the truck's alarm if the trailer is unhitched from the vehicle.

However, Tesla continues to improve Cybertruck's software. The company is planning an upcoming update that will let the truck charge faster and add Tesla's convenient cabin overheat protection feature.

According to Tesla's SVP of powertrain and energy, Drew Baglino, the Cybertruck's charging speed is about to be upgraded. This software update, slated for release later this quarter, is set to substantially improve the Cybertruck's charging curve and unlock faster charging times for owners. Baglino said the update will "let the Cybertruck get 154 miles of charge in just 15 minutes." That's a 20% increase over the truck's current 128 miles in 15 minutes.

Early reports on the Cybertruck's 4680 cells revealed a somewhat disappointing charging curve. The truck's charging speed would start at about 250kW, then drop off to about 150kW at ~40%. It would then level off at 75-80kW for the remainder of the charge.

It seems Tesla was being careful with the Cybertruck's new battery pack, but now, the company is ready to unlock additional throughput.

This fits Tesla's usual approach. The company likes to start conservatively and then improve its vehicles over time.

Cabin Overheat Protection

Another feature that's set to arrive on the Cybertruck is Cabin Overheat Protection (COP), according to the Cybertruck's program manager. This feature which keeps the cabin from overheating has been available in other models for several years, but it has yet to be made available for the Cybertruck.

In 2022, Tesla added the ability to customize the temperature at which COP would turn on. Users can now choose COP to activate at 90, 95 or 100º Fahrenheit. The Cybertruck's COP is expected to match the same features available in other models.

Given that Tesla's SVP and program manager have officially commented on these upcoming features, it may not be long before we see them available in an upcoming update.

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