This time Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is in the news not for his cryptocurrency frenzy. But for declaring the time period for a full self-driving beta version 9.0 (FSD V9.0). Musk responding to a Twitter user said that it will be open for a subscription in a month's time and the beta version 9.0 will be out in a few weeks’ time.
He makes this statement just few days after Tesla informed a regulator in Calfornia, it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year. According to a Reuters report, a few days back, the company had told the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Musk posted, “We had to focus on removing radar and confirming safety. That release goes out next week to US production. Then a week or two to polish pure vision FSD and V9 beta will be released.” He claimed that there is a vast difference between V8 and V9.
In April this year, Musk said Tesla is almost ready with FSD Beta V9.0. He had stated that the improvement is massive.
When asked about Smart Summon functionality in Europe, Musk said, “End of year, along with FSD, provided we get regulatory approval. Smart Summon is just a subset of FSD.” The Smart Summon feature, which is already available in the United States, allows drivers to use a phone app to summon their vehicle in a parking lot provided the car is within 200 feet and in their line of sight.
Meanwhile, Musk said during an earnings conference call in January that he was "highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year."