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Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta will become available to all paying Americans and Canadians

Canadian Tesla owners now have FSD access (image: Harvey Birdman/Twitter)
Canadian Tesla owners now have FSD access (image: Harvey Birdman/Twitter)
Elon Musk is on record saying that the Full Self-Driving Beta feature will be an option to buy for every Tesla owner in the US or Canada later this year. Currently, not only do North American Tesla drivers need to pay the US$12,000 for the FSD software, but they also have to have a 99/100 Safety Score to qualify.

While opening Tesla's first European Gigafactory in Germany, Elon Musk let slip that the electric carmaker's Full Self-Driving Beta mode will be hitting Canada by the end of that week. The FSD Beta 10.1.1 version indeed rolled out there on March 27, making its first official non-US cameo. While Canada is the first country outside the US where Tesla's FSD Beta is available to try out, it is only for select drivers with a stellar 99% or 100% "Safety Score" as Tesla puts it when it anoints this or that owner with the autonomous driving software.

Starting in 2022, the Tesla FSD autonomous driving feature will be available to all Americans and Canadians, regardless of their Safety Score. That much was said by Elon Musk himself in the expansive speech he gave upon opening of Tesla's latest Gigafactory down in Texas. At the time, the announcement slipped through the cracks of other exciting news that came out that day, but that's what Elon Musk clearly inferred:

The Tesla Autopilot team and AI team has done an incredible job building real-world AI and we're able to go to wide beta for all full self-driving customers in North America this year.

In other words, it seems that all Tesla customers in North America will be able to set their cars to go from Point A to Point B without their direct input later this year, as long as they pay the US$12,000 fee that Tesla now charges for upgrading their stock Autopilot software to the FSD option.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-04-12 (Update: 2022-04-12)