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" Europe and Asia are pending regulatory approval "

Have any new europeans received AP?

There appears to be a very small number of people receiving V7.0 in Europe (In NL there are a couple drivers claiming to have received AP). I am wondering whether these people maybe were already part of the beta testing group and therefore receiving an update from beta to official V7.0 - before the (what appears to be a later) roll out in Europe.
Why would 7.0 need regulatory approval?

And from whom? I don't think that a pan-European (or Asian) body exists that would be able to do so. And what about other cars (MB) that already have a similar lane keeping functionality? I am not sure what to think about it, but I am for sure quite disappointed. Clearer communication of reliable roadmaps/timings would for sure be helpful. In the meantime we all know what a "few weeks" in Elon's time represents. And that's not good news for anybody in Europe that was hoping to get AP at short notice.
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Just because noone at tesla could foresee such things happening?

Not the first time, eh? I blame very poor initial communication. The phrase "Worldwide release" was used, obviously this wasn't going to happen.

It's a bit like the "Performance improvement for RWD", doesn't appear to be the case, or at least not mentioned in the release notes.

Delay in the European SuC roll-out was another example where the permits are taking a long time - surely any native of the respective countries could have advised Tesla this well in advance to dampen expectations and provide realistic estimates.

For sure, Elon's a genius in several departments, but with communication he's hopeless, honestly, I can do a better job at it...
Tesla is apparently meeting this week the relevant Dutch governmental entity (RDW) to discuss whether AP meets the respective European guidelines. Not sure what it means, but it indicates that it is (also?) a per country discussion? Don't understand the timing either. This might have been done earlier - unless talks have been going on and the final version of the software is to be benchmarked?

I fear that we're not going to see AP here in Europe for a while.
Germany will probably be ready after Audi has its electric SUV out in 2025.
As a UK based person who has just ordered an S85, I feel Elon should see how Audi's active lane assist is approved, and follow that lead. Not an Audi driver but my colleague is who regularly drives long distance on French motorways without the inconvenience of using the steering wheel!
Agree, don't understand this position either. And while Tesla makes this type of new features available for a broader audience, it would not be that unique (compare what BMW and Mercedes already offer) that it would require a complete different approach or even prior consent from all (EU) countries involved. At least that is what I would think - but maybe the current practice shows I am wrong.

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