Newly qualified Tesla drivers score FSD Beta access but those on newer update builds will have to wait
A week ago, Elon Musk went on record saying that Tesla is lowering the Safety Score threshold requirement for driver participation in its Full Self-Driving Beta program from 90 to 80 points. Tesla owners who managed to hit the new Safety Score mark, are now being pushed the latest FSD Beta update automatically, as Elon Musk mentioned that more than 160,000 new drivers in the US and Canada will be added to the world's largest autonomous driving experiment.
The issue, however, is that the latest FSD Beta 10.69.2.2 version came with the 2022.20.17 software update, while many owners are already on builds up to 2022.28. Since Tesla is usually reluctant to downgrade software versions as this would roll back bug fixes and new features, those who are on newer software versions would simply have to wait for the FSD Beta 10.69.3 push.
That one may come as soon as this week, or shortly thereafter, as Tesla has a big AI Day scheduled for this Friday, September 30. Owners who have a Safety Score of 80 or higher, and have driven more than 100 miles on Autopilot, will have the next FSD Beta update pushed to their cars automatically so that they can partake in the largest autonomous driving system test of our times, bringing back invaluable info to Tesla for corrections and improvement.