Not sure I believe it yet. Nothing official about the public beta yet. Just this one report. Granted Engadget is somewhat reliable.Tesla starts testing its autopilot features with Model S driversTesla starts testing its autopilot features with Model S drivers
In "News from the Frunk" it was mentioned the beta testers signed NDA's so we won't hear much from them.All of the articles are tracing back to the same IEEE Spectrum report that offers no evidence. If there are beta testers who have the software right now, you likely won't know it, with a topic as mouth-watering as this.
I haven't seen it before, but looks to be in the same form as the press event.
Personally, I would still expect my odometer and clock to be available to me even when autopilot'ing.