Tesla FSD Beta officially rolls out in Canada with beta 10.11.1

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla rolls out FSD Beta in Canada
Tesla rolls out FSD Beta in Canada
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Yesterday, Tesla officially released FSD Beta in Canada with the 2022.4.5.20 software update. This update brings the FSD Beta to version 10.11.1.

This makes Canada the first country outside of the US in the FSD Beta Program. Canadian Tesla owners who have requested the Beta Program and scored 100 or 99 points are eligible for FSD Beta. The feature was released a month after Tesla first released the Safety Score.

Initially, the feature was only going to those with a perfect 100 score. It was later confirmed by Twitter user @Harvey_Sp that the feature was available to owners with a 99 Safety Score as well.

Early videos show the impressive visualizations and AI capabilities of the car.

Launching the FSD Beta Program in Canada is a huge step toward full autonomy. With the introduction of FSD Beta in Canada, Tesla is further expanding the fleet of cars that improve the FSD software.

At an employee QA session in Berlin, Elon told Tesla employees that we may see the FSD Beta software introduced in Europe later this year. A lot of Tesla's future expansions may depend on how well and efficiently Tesla rolls out FSD in Canada.

Expanding the FSD Beta program globally has been challenging due to differences in road rules, signs, and road markings. With safety as the fundamental priority of autonomous driving, Tesla could not launch FSD Beta in Canada before it was sure of its capabilities.

You can view all the FSD Beta releases in our FSD Beta tracker.

Sweet Move: Tesla Shifts from Creating EVs to Making Candy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Tesla has filed four new trademarks recently, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. These trademarks aren’t exactly what you’d expect from Tesla – they’re not for cars, not for batteries, and not for any cool new software features.

They’re for sweet, sweet, candy!

Candy Trademarks

Tesla has filed 4 distinct trademarks in its filings with the USPTO, for the following four names.

  • Supercharged Gummy

  • Cyberberry

  • Mango Bolt

  • Dog Mode Chill

The trademarks don’t come with any particular logos, art, or renderings, or it doesn’t reveal anything besides the names of the candy or candy-like items. Tesla filed these trademarks last month on June 25th.

While we’re not quite sure exactly what type of candies these will be, there is one thing we can knock off the bat – given how premium Tesla’s food products have been, these will likely include high-quality ingredients with a matching price point.

Elon Musk previously hinted that he wanted to start a candy company, and claimed he was super serious. Given his usual 2-week timeline, starting it 7-years later under Tesla seems fairly fitting. Jokes aside, we hope that the candies will launch sometime before the Tesla van, otherwise you can expect some more jokes on that front.

Tesla is well known for designing and selling non-vehicle merchandise. In the past, they’ve sold a glass decal that makes your window look like it was shattered with a metal bearing, Tesla Tequila, the Cybertruck whistle and many others.

Maybe we’ll hear more about Elon’s candy ambitions during Tesla’s upcoming earnings call, which will be taking place this coming Tuesday, July 23rd.

Tesla Looking to Hire 800 New Employees After Recent Layoffs, Large Focus on Energy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Just three months after Elon Musk fired the entire Supercharger team, and laid off many employees at Tesla, the company is now looking to hire 800 new employees.

This comes after many members of the Supercharger team were hired back after their initial layoffs.

New Hirings

Tesla’s careers page now has more than 800 open positions today, and positions go from anywhere between engineers for artificial intelligence or batteries, ADAS testers in local communities, or service and desk employees for service centers.

Most of the new jobs focus on engineering positions, and many positions in Legal Affairs, Business Support, and vehicle software positions have not been posted or renewed. Those sections remain empty, at least in North America.

Tesla Energy Focus

Interestingly, quite a few of the new positions focus on Telsa Energy and its role in the company. There are several positions for supporting the deployments of Powerwall and Megapack, as well as doing further engineering work on these types of stationary battery systems.

Just recently, Tesla secured a $375 million Megapack contract in Australia – to build one of the biggest 4-hour battery banks in the world. This comes just days after the announcement of a $256 million Megapack contract to expand a different Australian facility.

We’re expecting Tesla to bank more towards its energy business – which has really just started getting off the ground with recent factory expansions and new business. Tesla Powerwall also recently hit some spectacular milestones – 100MW in California delivered to the grid, and 200,000 hours of backup power after Hurricane Beryl in Texas.

Powerwall and Megapack are going to be defining features of Tesla’s business – and we hope to see Tesla Solar – both Solar Panels and Tesla’s Solar Roof, also become more available to the mass market, just like Powerwall is today.

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