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Tesla Touts Improvements with FSD Beta 10.5 Release

Some Tesla vehicles with access to the Full Self Driving beta program have started receiving version 10.5.

Access to the beta program requires owners to give Tesla access to driving data to produce a “safety test score.“ Despite Tesla’s software taking over some of the driving duties, Tesla still wants attentive drivers behind the wheel. Beta access is only delivered to owners with a safety score of at least 98.

Most TMC members were still waiting on access on Monday morning.

According to the release notes, improvements include:

Improved VRU (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles) crossing velocity error by 20% from improved quality in our auto-labeling.Improved static world predictions (road lines, edges, and lane connectivity) by up to 13% using a new static world auto-labeler and adding 165K auto-labeled videos.Improved cone and sign detections by upreving the generalized static object network with 15K more video clips and adjusting oversampling and overweighting strategies (+ 4.5% precision, + 10.4% recall).Improved cut-in detection network by 5.5% to help reduce false slowdowns.Enabled “emergency collision avoidance maneuvering” in shadow modeEnabled behavior to lane change away from merges when safe to do so.Improved merge object detection recall by using multi-modal object prediction at intersections.Improved control for merges by increasing smoothness of arrival time constraints and considering possible merging objects beyond visibility.Improved lane changes by allowing larger deceleration limit in short-deadline situations.Improved lateral control for creeping forward to get more visibility.Improved modeling of road boundaries on high curvature roads for finer maneuvers.Improved logic to stay on-route and avoid unnecessary detours/rerouting.

Tesla has sold the Full Self-Driving package for years but has yet to deliver on its promise of a full self-driving vehicle. Tesla has also received some recent scrutiny from regulators over accidents that have occurred while the Autopilot feature is engaged. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating incidents where Tesla’s with Autopilot engaged crashed into emergency vehicles parked on the side of the road.


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