Full Self-Driving (Beta)
Full Self-Driving (Beta) is an early access feature and must be used with additional caution. When Full Self-Driving (Beta) is actively engaged, Model S attempts to navigate to your destination, by following road curves, adjusting speed for traffic, stopping at and negotiating intersections, making turns, selecting forks, and entering/exiting highways.
Full Self-Driving (Beta) Settings
To enable Full Self-Driving (Beta), touch Yes.and then, after carefully reading and understanding the popup window, touch
If desired, change the setting for Full Self-Driving (Beta) Profile from the default setting of Average to Chill or Assertive. Chill provides a more relaxed driving style and Assertive drives with more urgency.
How to Use Full Self-Driving (Beta)
The instrument panel displays a visualization of the environment surrounding Model S, including the roadway and detected objects such as vehicles, pedestrians, curbs, etc.
Be ready to take over: There
may be occasions where driver intervention is required and you must take over
immediately to maintain safe driving. For example, the vehicle may alert you or the
visualization may indicate indecisiveness by incessant flickering. NotePracticing a safe disengage before it is necessary is ideal.
In addition, like Autosteer, Full Self-Driving (Beta) checks for driver attentiveness and requires your hands on the steering wheel at all times. If your hands are not detected, the instrument panel displays escalating warnings and failure to respond to these warnings cancels Full Self-Driving (Beta) until your next drive.NoteFailure to use Full Self-Driving (Beta) appropriately may cause the feature to be disabled.
- Safe disengage: To disengage Full Self-Driving (Beta) safely, be aware of your surroundings and push the Autopilot stalk away from you once, press the brake pedal, or take over and steer manually.
When arriving at a chosen destination, Full Self-Driving (Beta) stops Model S and displays a message indicating that navigation is complete.
- Fullscreen visualization: You can widen the visualization area to fullscreen. First enable the setting by touching .
- Maintain software updates and cameras: Always remember that Full Self-Driving (Beta) does not make Model S autonomous. Full autonomy is dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval. As Tesla’s Full Self-Driving capabilities evolve, Model S is continuously upgraded through over-the-air software updates. Download updates as soon as they become available. To ensure an optimum experience, keep all cameras clean and unobstructed.
Full Self-Driving (Beta) and its associated functions may not operate as intended and there are numerous situations in which driver intervention may be needed. Examples include (but are not limited to):
- Interactions with pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users.
- Unprotected turns with high-speed cross traffic.
- Multi-lane turns.
- Simultaneous lane changes.
- Narrow roads with oncoming cars or double-parked vehicles.
- Rare objects such as trailers, ramps, cargo, open doors, etc. protruding from vehicles.
- Merges onto high-traffic, high-speed roads.
- Debris in the road.
- Construction zones.
- High curvature roads, particularly at fast driving speeds.