- Tesla rolled out version 10 of its Full Self-Driving software earlier this month.
- Since then, videos from the FSD update have shown several instances where the car has acted wobbly.
- Elon Musk said on Friday that the company had received positive feedback on the update.
Since Tesla rolled out version 10 of its “Full Self-Driving” software earlier this month, beta testers have taken to the internet to report the issues they noticed.
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has says the update will “blow your mind,“some drivers are less convinced than others. From oncoming traffic to attempting to drive in pedestrians and bikers, some beta testers have shown that Tesla’s” Full Self-Driving “software has a way to go before it is ready for operation without the guidance of a licensed driver.
Software seems to have trouble adjusting to light rails
In a video that has since been removed, a beta tester known on YouTube as HyperChange tested the update. Although he said his experience was overall positive, in the video designed to test FSD’s ability to navigate around the Seattle monorail, the Tesla at one point almost turned into a group of pedestrians crossing the street. .
Another driver had a similar experience when he tested the FSD near the San Jose streetcar. In the AI Addict video, the Tesla attempted to turn right and skidded completely onto a sidewalk. The driver pointed out that the software turned right regardless of the streetcar, as the rail took the right side of the street and in turn forced the car further to the left.
There were several examples of the car turning into oncoming traffic
In a video from a YouTuber known as Frenchie, the autonomous software put the car in the wrong lane, facing oncoming traffic during a two-way left turn.
Another beta tester, Kim Paquette, saw similar issues with version 10. During two separate trips, his Tesla attempted to collide with oncoming traffic at intersections and around bends. Each time, Paquette was forced to disable the software and prevent the car from rolling in oncoming traffic.
“He fails in tasks he was able to do before, like sharing [the] route for oncoming traffic on narrow, left unprotected streets with diagonal cross traffic, ”Paquette wrote on YouTube.
FSD becomes “jerky” when the car is “uncertain”
Frenchie reported several instances along the way where the car acted erratically when entering situations involving roadblocks, pedestrians, or cars hanging too far out of their lane.
“This is what I want to avoid,” he said in the video. “That kind of jerk when it’s uncertain.”
Paquette’s video also showed a moment when the car started to go back and forth in its lane when it encountered people on bicycles.
“It’s like trying to get away from them to give the bikers space, but also to try to get back between them,” Paquette said in the video.
Version 10 was released to beta testers earlier this month and is not yet available for regular drivers. However, Musk said friday that new beta testers could sign up via a beta button. He also said the company has received positive feedback on the update and is rolling out version 10.0.1.
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on the bug reports.
Despite the bugs, many Tesla beta testers report that the system is improving, especially when it comes to decision making. The update also spawned compliments on the updated autonomous driving graphics.
Earlier this year, Insider’s Tim Levin reported that Tesla’s previous FSD software confused Burger King signs and even the moon with stop signs and stop lights.