Elon Musk tells FSD Beta tester to abstain from badmouthing it as Tesla brings cloud driver profiles for rentals
Tesla is once again raising the price of its Full Self-Driving Beta mode add-on this year, and this time the increase is rather drastic. The software went from US$10,000 to US$12,000 earlier in the year but, starting September 5th, the Tesla FSD Beta price will go up another 25% to the whopping US$15,000. Now, this reflects the ever-increasing level of Tesla vehicles' driving autonomy that arrives with each incremental update, yet the software's performance is under increased scrutiny from government agencies and third-party entities alike.
Said performance has been criticized by one beta tester of the upcoming update, who advised that the FSD Beta price increase is "premature" and backed his claim up with the argument that "right turn lanes are still an issue for FSD Beta 10.69 unfortunately," as "a maintenance vehicle added to this exact same right turn results in an intervention needed to make the right turn." Elon Musk quickly tweeted back that "10.69 is in limited release for a reason. Please do not ask to be included in early beta releases and then complain" to the user.
Besides the FSD Beta 10.69 price increase blow, however, Tesla had some good software news to share, too. Its latest 2022.24.5 software update includes an option under Tesla Profiles that will let you upload your driver settings to the cloud. All your saved "seat adjustments, temperature preferences, navigation Recents and Favorites, media settings, and data sharing preferences" can now be stored into a dedicated Tesla Profile.
Subsequently, these can be synced to every other supported vehicle you might want to use, like Tesla rentals or subscriptions, for example. The 2022.24.5 Tesla software update is rolling out to vehicles right now, so owners will immediately be able to test the new cloud-based driver profiles from their Tesla account.
Unfortunately I have to say I'm still having to intervene to correct #FSDBeta 10.69 in my area. Still lots of work to go.— James Locke (@arctechinc) August 23, 2022
I know this is probably not a popular opinion but the focusing on the "Chuck" complex left is getting ahead of the needs of some more basic control issues.