Tesla’sBeta 10.2 is now rolling out to more owners than ever before, after CEO Elon Musk confirmed Monday morning that beta 10.2 is ready for download. This latest update will be available to the current group of beta testers, but it also extends to owners who have achieved a perfect safety score in driving more than 100 miles. These scores currently determine eligibility for FSD; Tesla wants only the most responsible drivers to use this system.
As a reminder, Tesla’s Complete Self-Driving is not a fully autonomous system and ranks as a Level 2 driver-assistance system on the SAE Scale of Autonomy.
When it comes to making sure Tesla drivers pay attention even when using the FSD, there has been a marked improvement. According to release notes Posted on Twitter, the cabin camera above the rearview mirror will keep an eye on drivers to make sure they are paying attention while driving the FSD. The car will now issue audible alerts if it determines that the driver is not paying attention. According to another Twitter user, which says they’ve already tested FSD 10.2, the driver’s monitoring is “quite robust.” When he had a phone in his hand, the FSD issued a message saying the system was unavailable for the rest of the drive.
In addition to the monitoring system, the beta includes new visualizations and other improvements to make the system more intuitive. Musk tweeted earlier this weekend that 10.2 had indeed been delayed and missed a Sunday or Monday deadline, noting some “last-minute concerns.” Actually, the system update was ready today.