Elon Musk says Tesla’s Autopilot or Full Self-Driving (FSD) rewrite would result in “quantum leap” changes and the rewrite will be applied to the fleet in the next “six to ten weeks.”
Tesla is going through “a major fundamental rewrite in the Tesla Autopilot.” As part of the rewrite, CEO Elon Musk says that the “neural net is progressively absorbing the issue.”
Musk has now written on the Autopilot / FSD rewrite once again. The CEO said last month that the Autopilot update is two to four months away, and it will help Tesla launch more apps much more quickly.
It will also include a more in-depth labeling system.
Now, Musk has commented again on the Autopilot/FSD rewrite.
The CEO claim that it will result in a “quantum leap”:
“The FSD improvement will come as a quantum leap because it’s a fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak. I drive the bleeding edge alpha build in my car personally. Almost at zero interventions between home & work. Limited public release in 6 to 10 weeks.”
The CEO said last month that the Autopilot update is two to four
months away, and it will help Tesla launch more apps much more quickly.
“Limited release” generally means that Tesla will send the update first to “Early Access” owners who will test
an early beta version of some new features and give feedback before Tesla launches it to the larger fleet.
At Tesla’s Q2 results the CEO said he was moving “without interference” from his home to work:
So I personally tested the latest alpha build of full self-driving software when I drive my car and it is really I think profoundly better than people realize. It’s amazing. So it’s almost getting to the point where I can go from my house to work with no interventions, despite going through construction and widely varying situations. So this is why I am very confident about full self-driving functionality being complete by the end of this year, is because I’m literally driving it.
Last year, Musk unveiled Tesla’s intention to deploy one million “Robotaxi” vehicles by the end of 2020 for a self-driving ride-sharing network. This latest upgrade is essential to Tesla’s achievement of that goal, which Musk believes can still be accomplished.