Elon Musk admits that “some issues” have led to the removal of the Tesla driving software update.

A few hours after releasing an update to its autonomous driving software, Tesla backtracked and pulled the new version off the market.

Elon Musk justifies the decision with the appearance of “some problems”, but Tesla drivers speak of difficulties with the autopilot and cruise control.

Tesla’s autonomous driving software temporarily reverts to version 10.2

Seeing some issues with version 10.3, reverting to version 10.2 temporarily. Note that this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configurations under all conditions with internal QA, hence public beta.

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 24, 2021

Last weekend, Tesla made available to a selected group of drivers an update to its autonomous driving software, which, remember, does not allow the car to drive without human supervision, that is, driver intervention is required.

But after just a few hours, Tesla backtracked and removed the drivers’ access to the 10.3 update. On his Twitter account, Elon Musk justified this decision with the appearance of “some problems” and added that drivers would temporarily have to use version 10.2 of the autonomous driving software again.

While Elon Musk did not specify the “issues,” some drivers using the 10.3 update reported difficulties with cruise control, autopilot, and even phantom forward collision warnings.

Elon Musk downplays the situation and says it is impossible to test all software settings

Given these comments, the CEO of Tesla states that “it is impossible to test all hardware configurations in all conditions” and, therefore, this is a beta version of the software.

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Although he is notoriously trying to downplay the situation, Elon Musk may now face even greater scrutiny from US regulatory authorities for his famous self-driving software.

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US Highway Authorities Pressure Tesla for More Information

For now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked the automaker for more data on the beta version of this software, which is being tested on public roads, justifying that Tesla should address basic issues. safety before moving on with more. tests.

On the other hand, the US highway authorities also want more information on the parameters that make certain Tesla drivers eligible for this type of test. Entities want access, for example, to the safety ratings of chosen drivers.

Another concern revealed by authorities is that while Tesla drivers may choose whether or not to use beta versions of autonomous driving software, neither pedestrians nor drivers of other car brands have the opportunity to do so, which may. increase the danger on the road.

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