Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Debuts Outside US As Canada Also Gets FSD

Tesla introduced the hugely controversial Full Sell-Driving back in October 2020 in the United States. As of late 2021, approximately 60,000 owners had access to FSD. Each one was picked by the company after achieving the highest safety score since the autonomous driving system is not available to all customers.

FSD has been subjected to quite a lot of criticism, especially in terms of how it behaves in the city. Software updates have made the system better, but it’s still a level 2 since the person behind the wheel must always pay attention and intervene if necessary. Those who are willing to trust FSD should know it’s now available for the first time outside of the US.

As previously promised on several occasions by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, FSD has finally arrived in Canada. Those interested must know it comes bundled with the 2022.4.5.4 software version.

YouTuber Electric Canuck, a Model Y owner from Canada, has posted a video showing his electric crossover with the newly gained feature. It’s not immediately available as first you’ll have to “Request Full Self-Driving Beta.” After doing so, you’ll have to patiently wait for Tesla to approve your request, depending on the aforementioned safety score.

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Tesla has been testing FSD in Canada for a while now with a fleet of approximately 60 cars. Customers have already been buying vehicles with the Full Sell-Driving feature, so it’s good to hear the company is finally being made available in the country. Ordering a new car – regardless of model – gives you the option of FSD for an extra $10,600 (Canadian dollars), enabling the following capabilities:

  • Navigate on Autopilot
  • Auto Lane Change
  • Autopark
  • Summon
  • Full Sell-Driving Computer
  • Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control
  • Autosteer on city streets (listed as “coming soon”)

Meanwhile, the competition is also pressing ahead with a more sophisticated self-driving system. Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius told Automotive News Europe he hopes the German luxury brand will receive level 3 certification for the S-Class and EQS in the United States later this year. The Drive Pilot technology has already been certified in Germany last year. It works at speeds of up to 37 mph (60 km/h) on select highways in its home market.

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Source: Electric Canuck / YouTube, Automotive News Europe

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