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If you are keen to try Tesla’s Full Self-Driving function, you will now need to go through a safety first. Tesla’s Technoking recently announced an update to its FSD feature. The car’s computer has a button to ask for access to the FSD beta program. After touching this button, a disclaimer is displayed explaining that Tesla will first assess your driving performance to establish if you are eligible.
Tesla's beta program, which began in October 2020, has been significantly expanded as a result of the improvements. The existing software promises to drive the car from point A to point B under certain conditions, assuming that the driver maintains concentration and intervenes as needed.
It employs the same calculator to assess the driver's habits as the one for Tesla's auto insurance, which provides users in California up to 30% lower premiums. Musk claimed that a user would be granted access to the beta provided they had a good driving record for seven days.
On a scale of zero to one hundred, the safety score ranks driving. It does not take into account the number of miles or hours a user drives. Every day, it generates a new score. Users may see their safety score — a mileage-weighted average of the last 30 days' safety scores — on Tesla's smartphone app.
According to Tesla, the majority of drivers will have a score of 80 or higher. It's also worth noting that the scores are vehicle-specific; if you sell your Tesla and buy another, or if you're lucky enough to own many Teslas, your scores will not transfer. If you sell your Tesla, the scores will not be transferred to the new owner.
The car will track a driver's performance from the minute it is turned on and will be able to drive even when it is turned off. Journeys in service mode and trips of less than 0.1 mile will be excluded.
The Tesla Safety Score is a numerical rating of a driver's safety that ranges from 0 to 100. Though the system will surely be changed over time, it presently assesses five factors that are thought to be critical for safe driving. To arrive at a single numerical score, these criteria are weighted and merged. Here are the five elements that go into determining that score, in order of importance:
Any events that occur during Autopilot will be excluded by the automobile, with the obvious exception of forced Autopilot disengagement. This means that any forwards collision warnings generated by Autopilot will not be included in the total.
However, Autopilot miles are factored for mileage-weighted safety scores and forwards collision safety warnings every 1,000 miles.
Tesla calculates a predicted collision frequency (PCF) based on the five parameters listed above to determine how many crashes could occur every one million miles travelled. Tesla claims the current formula is based on six billion miles of data modelling. This formula is expected to evolve over time.
So, if you considering signing up for FSD Beta, it is worth noting how your driving will be scored. But it’s good practice to heed Tesla’s safety assessment for your safety and those around you.