Tesla still planning to add additional FSD Beta testers with 10.12.2

By Alex Jones
Tesla added new vehicle models to FSD Beta 10.12
Tesla added new vehicle models to FSD Beta 10.12
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Tesla owners who have opted-in to Tesla's Safety Score have been eagerly awaiting the expansion of the Full Self Driving Beta program.

Tesla has reportedly not added additional testers in the US since late 2021.

Since then, there have been many owners who have maintained a Safety Score of 99 or even 100, and are still waiting to receive access to the FSD software.

However, it looks like we may be getting closer to Tesla expanding the beta to additional owners.

On May 14th, Twitter user Dan Burkland asked Elon Musk if Tesla plans to expand the FSD Beta to owners who have a Safety Score of 98+ with beta 10.12.

Elon Musk responded and said that the beta would not only be expanded to additional users with 10.12.2, but that Tesla would also drop the required Safety Score to 95+ (a drop of five points from the initial testers group).

This conversation took place before beta 10.12 was released externally. Since then, Tesla has released FSD Beta 10.12 and 10.12.1 with many improvements and new visualizations.

FSD Beta 10.12.2 may be the next beta Tesla releases unless they decide to release a minor bug fix for 10.12.1.

Just a couple of days ago, Dan took to Twitter again to find out whether Tesla still plans to increase the size of the beta pool with 10.12.2.

Elon once again responded to affirm his earlier comment, with a simple "Yeah."

The newest FSD beta, version 10.12.1 has garnered attention from users for its incredibly detailed visualizations, including new car models, open car doors, and turn signal status.

It may be several weeks before we see FSD Beta 10.12.2, but it's good to know that Tesla's plan is still to increase the number of testers.

While the price of FSD has ranged drastically ($12,000 in the US now), one cannot deny the seemingly unfair nature of beta exclusion for seemingly mild safety infractions (as deemed by the Safety Score).

However, as the FSD program expands (Tesla plans to roll out FSD Beta to everyone this year) to a new tier of drivers, it remains an invitation-only Beta.

For the most part, Tesla’s choice to limit the number of users to top-tier safety scores has resulted in a low number of reported crashes.

As the FSD algorithms improve through the growing datasets being analyzed, one could expect the FSD Beta group to expand beyond the current anticipated 95+ Safety Score cut.

What remains to be seen is how much tolerance Tesla will have for drivers with lower Safety Scores that might endanger the reputation of FSD while still under Beta status.

Tesla will now automatically reroute you to less busy Superchargers in 2022.16

By Gabe Rodriguez Morrison
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
Tesla will now reroute you to less busy Superchargers
@cybrtrkguy/Twitter (Edited by NATA)

If you don't have enough range to reach your destination, Tesla’s in-car navigation system will automatically calculate where you should stop in order to charge.

If the Supercharger you’re set to arrive at is suddenly too busy, Tesla's navigation will now reroute you to another Supercharger location that's within range.

This was first noticed in the 2022.16 update by @greentheonly, but owners are now seeing it in action.

According to a recent tweet by @cybrtrkguy, which shows a picture of their trip planner and the message, “Rerouting to a less busy Supercharger” in Sheffield, Ohio.

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 recently chose to open up the Supercharger network to other car brands, which could add additional Supercharger congestion.

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In fact, Tesla now plans to add CCS (Combined Charging System) plugs to US-based Superchargers in order to make them even more compatible with other EV manufacturers.

With over 30,000 Superchargers (3,500 stations) reported at the end of 2021, Tesla undoubtedly operates the largest and most successful fast-charging networks.

While Tesla plans to solve Supercharger congestion by tripling the size of its network in the next few years, this new navigation feature will certainly help alleviate some Supercharger congestion.

This isn’t the only recent change to how Tesla calculates your route. In the 2022.16.2 software update, Tesla added forecasted crosswind, headwind, humidity and ambient temperature to improve its range calculations even further.

Tesla Model 3 lands in the Top 10 best sellers globally

By Lennon Cihak
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
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 brought back Enhanced Autopilot to the US and Canada last week for $6,000 (USD), half of what Full Self-Driving does.

The Model 3 and Model Y may soon get a rear display for entertainment. A tweet from Tesla enthusiast and software developer @greentheonly discovered that Model 3s and Model Ys with the new AMD processors have the bandwidth for a second display, like the new refreshed Model S and Model Xs have.

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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