On Friday, Tesla released the Full Self Driving software update V.9.1 where various issues have been fixed. Elon Musk said that Tesla will have releases every two weeks on Friday (Californian time). As a reply to a user conveying mind-blowing updates, Musk says that Tesla’s AI predictions are swiftly becoming superhuman.
Early videos released by Tesla owners show that their ride was much smoother and the update is much “defined”.
Okay so after driving about 100 miles today doing deliveries, I'm very impressed with how good FSD Beta 9.1 is. It's more confident, and the acceleration and deceleration are smoother and more "defined", if that makes sense. Looking forward to using this even more. @elonmusk https://t.co/kd7DlFlgvV
— Nick Howard (@nickwhoward) July 31, 2021
One such post by Tesla owner @WholeMarsBlog tweeted that Tesla fixed various issues with the V.9.1 update. Earlier V.9.0 was close enough to know the distance from the object to the car. It turned out that cameras are much more reliable, as radar sensors are not always reliable. The recent update is known to be able to accurately measure the distance.
We are doing releases every 2 weeks on Friday at midnight California time
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2021
According to what Elon Musk mentioned, the upcoming next FSD update V.9.2 would be in two weeks, on August 13, 2021. Progression seems to be faster with every update. In 2019, Tesla’s hardware 3.0 was released which is considered enough for Tesla cars to become fully autonomous. Though the updates since then have been slow, Tesla started providing autonomous driving subscriptions to its customers this year. Since then, the updates are boosting more than ever.
The most awaited upcoming update is regarding Tesla AI. While we know that Tesla AI day is on August 19th. There is no prediction on when owners will be able to experience Tesla’s supercomputer, Dojo induced with Tesla cars. Tesla’s idea of training AI enables the car to use regular cameras.
The Tesla AI predictions are swiftly becoming superhuman – its guesses for what it can’t see well feel like ESP. It has a vastly larger training set than any human & thinks only about driving.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2021
Tesla FSD V9.1 details
At least for the coming week, there will be videos from Tesla owners all over the internet about the recent update. Here are some earlier video releases some users posted. Drivers themselves are working out things and knowing the difference between updates. Below is a video by a user, which shows at 1:07 minutes when the car observes a cyclist a bit far away from the car, the car slows down. Till around 1:13 minutes we can see that car is cautious.
#FSDBeta handles a person on the side of the road a bicyclists. Can’t wait for everyone to be driving this one day. It’s the future. @elonmusk https://t.co/fClXFqFxaN pic.twitter.com/2uJvguvMzi
— Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) July 31, 2021
Another video shows that Tesla perfected right turns. It was a smooth 90-degree turning point, and the car seems to be doing better than humans now. When observed carefully in the below video, the driver is habituated to using the wheel and is almost about to hold the steering wheel. However, after seeing such perfect turning, the user resumes being off-wheel.
Looks like FSD Beta has nailed right turns unassisted, the V9.1 update here tested by @chazman this morning looks great! @elonmusk @karpathy pic.twitter.com/WkxsWg5LeI
— Gail Alfar 💙 (@GailAlfarATX) July 31, 2021
Superhuman AI predictions would be much better. Possibly will increase human confidence in the autonomy of Tesla cars. Watching the development personally is more satisfying. More details on the FSD V9.1 are yet to come as more users are trying out the new updates.