Tesla’s FSD Beta 11.3.3 Close, but Musk Announces Version 11.3.4 Refinement Needed

By Kevin Armstrong
Elon Musk says FSD Beta v11 will need one more round of refinement
Elon Musk says FSD Beta v11 will need one more round of refinement
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Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) system has been a topic of great discussion and anticipation for many Tesla owners and enthusiasts. The latest release, FSD Beta 11.3.3, was sent out to almost 20% of testers but seemed to slow down on Sunday.

In response to a tweet, where the user announced they were getting V11.3.3, Elon Musk, tweeted: It’s close. One more round of refinement is needed. However, another wave of v11.3.3 went out after his tweet.

Musk's tweet would lead us to believe Tesla's engineers have identified some final improvements that need to be made before the FSD system is ready for wider release. However, the additional wave of installs after his tweet are curious.

The Release of FSD Beta v11

FSD Beta 11.3 was initially released to Tesla employees, which was then followed by Beta 11.3.1, which was distributed to the original 1k testers. Since then Tesla has rolled beta 11.3.2, but it was halted after reaching about 9% of testers due to identifying critical issues. The release of 11.3.3 addressed these issues and has expanded to almost 35% of testers as of this morning.

The update includes bug fixes and new driving visualizations, such as wider paths, blue chevrons, stop lines, and blue traffic lights. The update also introduces the "Voice Drive Notes" feature, allowing drivers to provide hands-free feedback on Autopilot disengagement.

The improvements to FSD Beta's features and performance include smoother lane changes in dense traffic scenarios, better handling during scenarios with high curvature or large trucks, improved driving behavior next to parked cars in narrow lanes, and new text blurbs on the user interface to communicate upcoming maneuvers. The updates signify Tesla's commitment to the development and improvement of its self-driving technology, inching closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are more commonplace on the roads.

Tesla's Continuous Push to Autonomy

Tesla has continuously refined its FSD technology through fleet learning, user feedback, and rigorous testing. The company strives to bring autonomous driving closer to reality, and Musk has emphasized the importance of driver vigilance even while using the FSD Beta. The system may not detect all objects and may not brake or slow down for crossing traffic or stationary objects, particularly when moving at high speeds.

The announcement of another round of refinement for the FSD Beta indicates that Tesla is committed to addressing the challenges faced in previous versions and improving the functionality and safety of its autonomous driving system. As the company continues to work on expanding its fleet of FSD Beta testers and gathers crucial data to make further enhancements, the future of autonomous driving becomes closer to becoming a reality for Tesla owners. The next release, version 11.3.4, will undoubtedly bring even more improvements and advancements to Tesla's FSD system.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for $7.5K Tax Credit

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

In the US, the Model 3 Long Range has now become fully eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs.

Federal Tax Credit

The federal tax credit is up to $7,500 USD off at the point of sale, which applies to EVs with batteries originating from the United States. The Model 3 Performance was launched with the EV tax credit, which meant that until now, it was cheaper to purchase than the Model 3 Long Range.

Interestingly, after this change, the Model 3 Long Range is only $1,000 USD more expensive than the Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive, as the RWD model is not eligible for the credit. The LFP batteries in the RWD model are from CATL in China, and thus mark it as ineligible.

At $40,000 USD, the Model 3 Long Range is now an even better deal than before – and is nearly $7,500 less (the amount of the credit), than the average new car in the United States.

Canadian EV Credits

In Canada, Tesla dropped the Model 3 RWD price by $1,000 CAD, in response to the province of  British Colombia reducing the upper limit of their EV credit MSRP range. This means that the Model 3 RWD is the only Tesla vehicle that is covered under the new BC rebate – which is one of the few provincial rebates still left standing.

Sadly, as a result of this change, and due to a weird classification gimmick, the Model Y is considered a sedan by the Government of BC and is completely ineligible for the additional rebates – but the $5,000 federal EV rebate still applies.

Tesla vehicles accounted for 80% of federal EV rebate applications in Canada in 2023, marking a net increase since last year at 60%.

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