Tesla Starts Public Release of FSD Beta With Over 50 New Features

By Not a Tesla App Staff
Tesla has started the public release of FSD Beta
Tesla has started the public release of FSD Beta
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Tesla's latest FSD Beta, v11.4.7.2, has just passed the employee testing phase and is now going out to its first batch of public testers.

Tesla first released beta as update 2023.27.5 internally to its employees. Unfortunately, that update was never released to the public, as Tesla presumably found issues that needed to be addressed before a public release.

Just five days later, Tesla made update 2023.27.6 available to its employees, which initially carried the same FSD Beta version, but is now known as FSD Beta After internal testing for a little over a day, this update is now going out to the public. The first wave usually consists of the "OG," or the original 1,000 public testers, which appears to be what we're seeing in this update.

Whether we'll see additional waves of this release later today or over the next few days will depend on whether Tesla discovers any major issues that need to be fixed before a wider release.

The FSD specific release notes in this version remain the same as v11.4.7, although the big news in this update are the non-FSD features. This update brings users on update 2023.7.30 up to date with many of the latest Tesla features that have been found in update 2023.12, 2023.20 and 2023.26.

Tesla updates have become more confusing lately with the merger of FSD Beta into all updates. The latest Tesla updates, such as version 2023.32, include the newest Tesla features, but they include a slightly older, more stable version of FSD Beta, which is currently beta 11.4.4. Owners who have been testing FSD Beta for a while now, are usually on an older update, such as update 2023.7.30. These versions contain a newer version of FSD Beta, such as beta 11.4.7, but unfortunately, a lot of the newest, non-FSD features are missing.

Tesla develops FSD Beta separately from other features, and for now, it appears that Tesla prefers to keep most owners on a more stable version, while a smaller user base can help test the latest additions to FSD Beta. It's possible we'll see this trend continue as it helps Tesla mitigate risk.

Be sure to check out our release notes for a complete list of all the over 50 features included in this update.

Tesla's Supercharger Team Shakeup: Firings, Rehiring, and Future Prospects

By Karan Singh

Tesla recently fired the entire Supercharger team, including Tesla’s head of charging – Rebecca Tinucci, after she pushed back on the extreme layoffs that took place right before the cut.

The Supercharger team consisted of over 500 employees, at least after the initial layoffs. In the following days and weeks, Tesla began to rehire some of the employees that it had fired.

Some Damage Done

In the immediate aftermath of the firing of the Supercharger team, contractors and site planners were left bewildered, with no contact from the Supercharger team that was responsible for payment, planning, and decision-making.

As this has played out, new Supercharger deployments have been reduced – stations that were already being built are being completed, but no new announcements have been made since t

It was dire news at the time - but it isn’t all bad.

Returning Employees

Now, more and more of the employees that were fired are beginning to return to Tesla, some of whom are announcing that they were asked to return to Tesla in their previous capacities.

George Bahadue, Senior Manager of Site Acquisition and Business Development commented on LinkedIn:

“Two weeks ago, I was asked to return to Tesla in my previous capacity heading up the business development and site acquisition for Tesla charging – I accepted.”

His reasoning to accept the position was a quote from Rebecca Tinucci:

“You work at Tesla because you hope to have at least a small impact on our collective future – aspirationally, to leave the world better for our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren – by accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. And that mission is too important to allow any distractions.”

New Stations Could be Coming Soon

With the restaffing of the Supercharger team, especially with the return of George Bahadue, we can expect that new Supercharger sites may be announced in the coming weeks, as the ripple effect from the layoffs begins to settle.

The rehiring of experienced staff suggests that Tesla and Elon Musk are still committed to the vision of maintaining and expanding its Supercharger network – the largest and most reliable charging network in North America, which is crucial for the mission to move the world to renewable energy.

Tesla Cuts Model Y Output in China – Economic Slowdown and Anticipated Project Juniper Launch

By Karan Singh

Tesla recently cut Model Y output in China, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), Tesla’s production of the Model Y in China experienced a decline of approximately 18% in March, and 33% in April, versus the same time last year.

Output Cuts

These output cuts can be attributed to Tesla’s recent decision to reduce production of the Model Y at Giga Shanghai by at least 20% from March to June 2024. This was attributed to an unnamed Spokesperson by Reuters last week.

This decision could be multifaceted – the primary reason being an economic slowdown in China as price wars continue to be waged between EV manufacturers, including Tesla. On the flipside, Tesla has continued its production of the updated 2024 Model 3, colloquially referred to as the Highland, with an increase of 10%.

Project Juniper?

The second reason for this slowdown could be the incoming arrival of the Model Y refresh – also known as Project Juniper. Tesla China has already introduced an updated Model Y with a unique cloth dash with similar ambient lighting as the Model 3.

The Model 3 Highland was also introduced in China before its introduction to other markets, including North America and Europe.

Juniper Upgrade Speculation

Not much has been seen about Project Juniper at this time, but we can expect a similar suite of upgrades that match the updated 2024 Model 3 Highland – including a new front fascia design, updated doors and dynamics, steering updates, improved control arms, ambient lighting, new seats, and improved range.

There is a continued expectation that Tesla is pushing back its Model Y refresh – its best-selling vehicle – to make a bigger splash. This could include newer features – like the Cybertruck’s Steer-by-Wire, front camera, or other upgrades and changes – like the lack of stalks on the rest of the Tesla line-up.

Tesla previously confirmed we’re not seeing the Juniper Y this year, this could be the time needed to retool and upgrade lines to prepare for its introduction sometime next year.

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