Seriously? Not only are you misquoting me, but then you're using that to rant about level 5 autonomy, which I said nothing about.
Back on topic, Tesla has stated for several years that FSD is designed to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver's seat. That's not level 5, just really good level 2, maybe level 3, with the driver having to take control at times.
What changed over the past year or two is the statement about the system's safety being at least twice as good as the average human driver. That was in older versions of the autopilot page, but is not in recent versions.
Indeed I'm serious and I'm replying to you....not quoting you.
Tesla is currently designing their beta FSD product to conduct trips with no action required by the person in the drivers seat. That is indeed Level 5. I don't care if the trip is short or long....its level 5 when no driver interaction is required.
Now does that mean that they are currently selling level 5 FSD? No. Are people not reading what they are buying - expecting level 5 autonomy? Yes. Absolutely they are.
Tesla is fully describing what the current version of beta FSD does right now - and will be improved upon in future updates - as it states clearly on their website.