Tesla “Full Self-Driving” Beta V11.3.1 on the Road in San Jose, California

The long-awaited and oft-delayed version 11 of Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software was released to a larger group of beta testers on 2023-03-08. Here are the full release notes for the update. The main innovation is total replacement of the highway driving stack with a “single stack” neural network that handles both city and highway driving. As Tesla describes it:

Enabled FSD Beta on highway. This unifies the vision and planning stack on and off-highway and replaces the legacy highway stack, which is over four years old. The legacy highway stack still relies on several single-camera and single-frame networks, and was setup to handle simple lane-specific maneuvers. FSD Beta’s multi-camera video networks and next-gen planner, that allows for more complex agent interactions with less reliance on lanes, make way for adding more intelligent behaviors, smoother control and better decision making.

How does it work in the real world? AI DRIVR gives it a spin in San Jose, California, with a brief interval on the highway. He plans to do a more extensive test of the new version’s highway performance in a future video.