This article seeks to answer the most frequently asked questions about Tesla’s Full-Self Driving Beta Program. It will answer questions about how to get selected for the program, how to improve your safety score and when it will become available for wider release.
How does FSD work?
- FSD is Tesla’s proprietary self-driving software that is improved by collecting data from Tesla’s network of over 100,000 beta testers.
What is FSD Beta?
- FSD Beta allows Tesla vehicles to drive autonomously to a destination entered in the car’s navigation system. Since this is the Beta program, drivers must remain vigilant and ready to take control at all times.
How many users are there in the FSD Beta Program?
- As of July 2022, there are over 100,000 Tesla drivers enrolled in the FSD Beta program in the U.S. and Canada.
How many miles have been driven on FSD Beta?
- As of July 2022, Tesla reported that its fleet of customers driving with the FSD Beta software has surpassed 35 million miles driven.
Which countries is FSD Beta available in?
- Tesla currently allows FSD Beta for cars in the U.S. and Canada. Tesla plans to launch the program in Europe later this year.
How much does FSD Beta cost?
- Tesla’s FSD package has consistently increased in price over the years. Most recently in January 2022, Tesla increased the cost from a one-time payment of $10,000 to $12,000.
- The software is also available as a monthly subscription for $99 if you have Advanced Autopilot or $199 if you have basic Autopilot.
- The subscription price is only available if you have FSD hardware 3.0 or above.
Which models are available for FSD Beta?
- If you have purchased FSD capability and have FSD hardware 2.0 or 2.5, you are eligible to receive a complimentary installation of Tesla’s FSD computer (hardware 3.0).
- A complimentary hardware upgrade to the FSD computer is not available for Full Self-Driving capability subscribers; however, you may be eligible to upgrade for $1,000.00 plus applicable tax, which includes installation.
How do you sign up for FSD Beta?
- You must be an FSD user (paid in full or by subscription) and live in a supported region to request access to the Beta program.
- You can request by tapping on Controls > Autopilot > “Request Full Self Driving Beta”, and accept the terms and conditions. You will need to meet Safety Score minimums over a certain period before Tesla gives you access to the beta.
- You can view your Safety Score in the app and we have seen Tesla add beta testers with a score of 95 and above. However, Tesla does not add additional testers continuously, and it may take a week or months of having a score above 95 before you’re given access to the beta.
- Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will receive the FSD Beta even if you have a high Safety Score as Tesla only adds additional testers when needed.
How do Tesla select users for the FSD Beta Program?
- Though requirements change over time and vary depending on region, the current requirements for the Beta test include getting a 95-100 Safety Score over a monitoring period of seven days.
How do I improve my Safety Score?
- There are five safety categories that Tesla actively uses to measure the safety score of a driver. Your performance in each category is compared to the median of Tesla’s fleet.
These are the five categories in order of weighted average score:
- Forced Autopilot Disengagement
- Hard Braking
- Aggressive Turning
- Unsafe Following
- Forward Collision Warnings
You can also read more about how to improve your safety score.
When Will FSD be available to all Tesla owners?
- According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, starting in 2022, Tesla FSD will be available to all Americans and Canadians, regardless of their Safety Score.
When Will FSD be available in Europe?
- Elon said in early 2022 that Tesla is aiming to release FSD Beta in Europe by the end of the year.
What does a blue car mean in the visualizations?
- You can read our article about all FSD visualizations and their meanings to get a better understanding of FSD Beta.