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Tesla launches full beta of self-driving in Canada

Image: @stevenelliott on Twitter

Tesla has ultimately has begun rolling out its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta in Canada with the release of software update 2022.4.5.4 – reports Tesla North.

Software update 2022.4.5.4 was first spotted on a Tesla Model 3 Long Range in Ontario by a third-party service @TeslaFi. Canadian Tesla owner Steven Elliott (@stevenelliott) then shared screenshots of the “Limited Early Access Full Self-Driving Beta” screen and the “Request Full Self-Driving Beta” button:

Hours before the update began, Tesla added a “Safety Score” support page for Canada. On Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also said he hopes the FSD beta will arrive in Canada this weekend.

Full Self-Driving is a $10,600 CAD add-on for Autopilot and is required to test this beta. It’s unclear if Tesla will roll out monthly FSD subscriptions in Canada, like it does in the United States.

In the United States, Tesla uses the Safety Score system to ensure that Tesla owners participating in the FSD beta follow certain driving safety measures and to prioritize the rollout of FSD updates to the most vulnerable drivers. cautious. Security clearances will likely serve the same purpose in Canada.

The system measures the following five factors and assigns drivers a safety score out of 100:

  • Forward collision warnings per 1,000 kilometers
  • Hard braking
  • Aggressive turn
  • Dangerous Tracking
  • Forced autopilot disengagement

Canadian Tesla owner @MFrunker, who installed the FSD beta update, showed off their beta version of the security score from today:

If an FSD beta tester’s security score does not meet the eligibility threshold, they will be temporarily removed from the testing program.

Canada has been on the Tesla FSD beta waiting list since late 2020. In December 2020, Musk said the beta would cross the border to the Great White North “very soon”.

The release was delayed again in April of last year, but the FSD beta version made its way to a very limited number of Canadian Tesla owners for closed testing in October. According to Musk, Tesla had about 60 cars testing the FSD beta internally in Canada on Friday.

Last month, Musk said Tesla would “cautiously” begin rolling out the fully self-driving beta in Canada over the “next 2-4 weeks.” It seems Musk’s timeline on that promise, at least for once, wasn’t too far off.