Elon Musk stated on Thursday that the nightly anticipated V10.13 will enter internal beta first. Further stated that the FSD is almost ready for V11. Recently, the departure of former Tesla Director of AI Andrej Karpathy raised many questions about the FSD’s further progress.
It was expected that projects in Autopilot and FSD Beta could be affected badly because of the departure of Karpathy. But with Musk’s statements, the reassurance came back as the AI projects continue at the same pace. Provided that FSD Beta 10.13’s internal beta is successful, an external beta of the advanced driver-assist system should be released next week, according to the CEO. Musk noted that this upcoming version should be able to handle “Chuck’s complex left turn,” an apparent reference to FSD Beta tester Chuck Cook’s challenging unprotected left turn that the Full Self-Driving Beta is yet to fully conquer.
10.13 goes to internal beta tomorrow, external next week. Should handle Chuck’s complex left turn.
Beta v11 hopefully end of next month, which just amounts to incorporating highway. Importance of “v11” has been reduced by all the 10.x releases. We’re already mostly at v11.
Musk also provided some insight on the release of FSD Beta v11. According to Musk, the importance of FSD Beta v11 has been reduced by the recent v10.x releases. This means that the recent FSD Beta v10.12 and upcoming v10.13 updates are “already mostly at v11.” That being said, Musk noted that FSD Beta v11 should hopefully release at the end of August.
The excitement surrounding FSD Beta v11 is notable, partly because it is believed to be the version that would incorporate a “single stack.” With a single stack, FSD’s inner city streets driving and highway Autopilot would work on the same codebase. This is a notable update from FSD Beta’s current iteration, so the delays in its release are understandable.
In recent times Elon Musk has been pretty conservative about FSD Beta. He has shared some optimistic and indirect statements about the system as of late. When asked recently if The Boring Company’s Tesla Loop fleet in Las Vegas will be using FSD soon, Musk noted that this would happen “maybe later this year.” Considering that the Loop system is used by the public in Las Vegas, Musk would likely only issue such a statement (and only roll out FSD to the fleet) if he is extremely confident in the system’s capabilities — even if navigating the tunnels seems like a simple task.
Furthermore, there are questions on the Tesla bot as well. The Tesla AI day this year will be held in September according to the announcement. More advanced updates of the progress are expected.