Everyone that has tapped that button has probably been cruising at speeds much lower than normal, hoping to become a member of Tesla’s FSD testers group.
However, up until now, it hasn’t been exactly clear on how good of a Safety Score you’d need to become part of the FSD Beta or how many users would be eligible into the beta.
Elon has now given us some additional information about how many new testers Tesla plans on adding and what you’d have to do to be included.
Tesla plans on rolling out version 10.2 of the FSD Beta next Friday, October 8th. Tesla will then start on-boarding new owners to the program at the rate of 1,000 per day. The current FSD Beta program has about 2,000 testers, so in just a few days Tesla will have dramatically expanded the amount of testers.
As far as who will be selected, Elon has said before that it will be based on the driver’s Safety Score. He is now clarifying that to be included in one of the first few batches of testers, you’d likely need a score of 100.
Wow, lot of interest in FSD beta! Plan is to roll out version 10.2 midnight Friday, then on-ramp ~1000 owners/day, prioritized by safety rating.
Tesla will continue to expand the program to more testers and will gradually decrease the score needed to be included in the beta.
Elon said on Twitter that in the first few days you’d likely need 100/100, then Tesla will roll it out to owners with 99, 98 and so on.
I imagine most owners don’t have such a high score, I sure don’t. Part of the reason is becoming familiar with Safety Score and how it assesses your driving and its expectations of hard braking or aggressive turning.
Don’t be discouraged if you have a lower score, as your score is likely based only on a few trips and you’ll easily be able to increase your Safety Score with just a few days of gentle driving.
Tesla drivers will now know when a Supercharge station is congested and will have the option to change their route to reduce their total travel time.
Not only does Tesla know exactly how many vehicles are charging at each location. It also knows the charge level of each vehicle and it could estimate the wait time for a Supercharger based on how many Teslas are nearby with a low state of charge.
Based on all of this information Tesla can come up with great suggestions on the best place to charge to reduce your overall trip time.
Tesla’s Supercharger rerouting feature will be useful, especially as Tesla starts opening its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla vehicles.
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
Tesla’s Model 3 has landed a spot as the ninth best-selling car in the world for 2021, which is up 40% from 2020, according to Fiat Group World. The Model 3 accounted for 508,000 unit sales in 2021.
According to the data provided by Fiat Group World, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander came in at number one, which is up from the second spot in 2020. The Ford F-150 pickup truck landed at number seven, down from the number 6 spot in 2020.
Toyota and Honda have four vehicles in the top 11 spots, while Nissan, Ford, and Tesla only have one spot.
Fiat Group World notes that the Tesla Model 3 continues to rise within the list and is expected to rank in the top five by the end of this year.
Additionally, the author adds that the Model Y is expected to outsell the Model 3 by the end of 2022, which means both the Model 3 and Model Y would both sit in the top five spots. The Model Y currently sits at the 19th spot on the list, which means the Model Y accounted for 392,000 sales in 2021. It rose from the 262nd spot, or 412%, from 2020.
It’s worth noting that the Model Y began its deliveries in 2020, which explains the significant jump in 2021. Earlier this year, it won U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric SUV award.
Of the 110 vehicles included, the Model S and Model X did not make the cut. This is most likely due to their higher price tag.
With this data available and Fiat Group World’s insights, it’s entirely possible for the Model Y to overtake the Model 3 this year. And with Tesla constantly adding new features and bringing back ‘Enhanced Autopilot,’ consumers will likely jump on-board.
Tesla is currently battling global supply chain restraints, and Musk said at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that these restraints are a bigger issue than competition from other competitive automakers.
“Our constraints are much. More in raw materials and being able to scale up productions,” Musk says.
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