Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently noted that FSD Beta’s performance on roundabouts would see a notable improvement in the near future. The executive’s comment was posted on Twitter.
Tesla’s FSD Beta program has been ongoing for some time now. And considering that Tesla typically attracts the attention of social media users, a good number of FSD Beta testers have taken it upon themselves to document the real-world performance of the company’s advanced driver-assist system through its iterations.
Among these testers is the host of the Dirty Tesla YouTube channel, which has been using FSD Beta for some time now. In a post on Twitter, the longtime FSD Beta tester observed that while version 11.4.3 felt very good overall with great highway merging, the update still performed poorly in roundabouts. The update also reportedly stopped too far back at stop signs.
While a number of FSD Beta testers responded by stating that roundabouts work fine on their vehicles, other users of the system agreed that roundabouts still need improvements. Others, including longtime FSD Beta users, also stated that their vehicles showed a tendency to stop too far back at the stop sign every so often with FSD Beta V11.4.3.
Elon Musk responded to the FSD Beta user’s comment, noting that improvements are coming to the system’s roundabout performance. “Roundabouts will get great soon,” Musk wrote, to much appreciation from users of the social media platform.
Unlike geofenced driverless solutions such as those adopted by companies like Cruise and Waymo, Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Beta is designed to work on any road. This is a far more challenging endeavor, though it is one that would likely help Tesla scale its technology quickly once it’s ready to be released to public roads globally. As such, the system definitely has to behave similar to — or even better than — an alert human driver.
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time that Elon Musk announced improvements for FSD Beta’s performance on roundabouts. Last year, Musk noted that Tesla was working hard on roundabouts. “We’re going deep on roundabouts! Should get noticeably better with 10.13,” Musk wrote. As observed by FSD Beta users online, the system’s roundabout performance did improve following Musk’s announcement, though it still has areas of improvements today.
Watch Dirty Tesla‘s recent FSD Beta V11.4.3 real-world test in the video below.
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