Another crucial improvement that comes courtesy of the latest update is a reduction in false slowdowns, thanks to enhancements made at recognizing yellow lights at traffic signals and lane behavior. Tesla recently courted a federal investigation for a “phantom braking” issue in its cars that caused unexpected deceleration even when the EV was driving at highway speeds. The latest FSD beta update also enhances the understanding of still obstacles, thanks to a wider training data set of 30,000 additional video clips for the aforementioned purpose.
Additionally, velocity errors made by the self-driving system when pedestrians and cyclists are close by have also been reduced. Moreover, the detection of far-away crossing objects has received an upgrade with the latest FSD beta build. Motion estimation and lane change planning have also been refined, ensuring a comfortable lane movement if the maneuver involves rough deceleration of the car.
But do keep in mind that the update is currently rolling out only for Tesla employees and will only be reaching beta-testers after assessing the performance and stability. Replying to a user’s query about the latest FSD beta update, Elon Musk responded on Twitter that the v10.12 update will have a limited rollout and will see a wider release with version 10.12.2 of FSD Beta. Notably, Musk added that with FSD Beta 10.12.2, the company will “probably” attain a safety score of more than 95/10.