Tesla withdraws new beta of full self-driving due to software “glitches”


NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 (Reuters) – U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Sunday canceled the latest version of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software, less than a day after its exit, after users complained about fake collision warnings and other issues.

The setback comes as Tesla undergoes regulatory review over the safety of its semi-autonomous driving technology, which it calls “FSD.”

“Seeing some issues with 10.3, so going back temporarily to 10.2,” GM Elon Musk said in a Twitter post on Sunday.

“Please note that this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configurations under all conditions with internal QA (quality assurance), hence a public beta,” he said. -he declares.

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment outside of normal U.S. business hours.

The release of the new driver assistance system for some Tesla model owners, which the company said included several improvements, was announced for Friday, October 22.

A Tesla logo on a Model S is pictured inside a Tesla dealership in New York, the United States, April 29, 2016. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson / File Photo

On Saturday, Musk said the release would likely be delayed by a day.

“Regression in some left turns at traffic lights found by internal QA in 10.3. Correction pending, released probably tomorrow,” he tweeted on Saturday.

Tesla vehicles running the latest 10.3 software repeatedly provided forward collision warnings when there was no immediate danger, according to video posts from beta users. Some vehicles also automatically braked for no reason, users said on social media posts.

Some users have reported losing FSD beta software completely after experiencing issues with the latest iteration.

There was no information Sunday on a possible new release date, either from Musk on social media or from Tesla.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in August opened a formal safety investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system in 765,000 US vehicles after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.

Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira and Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Diane Craft and Lincoln Feast.

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