Today, let’s take a look at an interesting new video that shows the performance of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta in the sky in a new drone video, and it’s scary.
As we reported last week, Tesla has begun to roll out the first version of its “fully autonomous driving” feature, which can automatically navigate city streets and highways.
However, this feature is in beta status, so it is not truly “fully autonomous driving” (FSD) because it requires the driver to be ready to take over and correct the system when needed.
Currently only a few owners can use the beta software in the “early access program”
One of the owners of “Brandon M” on YouTube is sharing the advantages and disadvantages of the early version of Tesla’s FSD feature.
We shared some of his videos in the early Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta video collection.
Now, he returned to an interesting video containing continuous drone shots of his Model 3 while testing the “fully autonomous driving” beta version:
As you can see, the video starts with a very terrible near sign, Model 3 seems to want to crash into a parked car.
Due to the angle of the parked car, FSD seemed to want to follow it, but it was clearly parked, and it didn’t seem to brake without Brandon’s intervention.
A good reminder is that this “fully autonomous driving Beta” is not truly autonomous, because it does require the driver to monitor the system and be ready to take over at any time.
In the eight-minute test, the FSD beta showed some other failures, but it also performed well on some tasks.
As pointed out by our sister website DroneDJ, In this video, the automatic flight capability of the Skydio drone far exceeds that of Tesla’s FSD.
Obviously, moving freely up and down in a 3D world is completely different from moving freely on a 2D surface under traffic rules, but the drone’s effortlessly avoiding trees and power lines is still impressive.
Interestingly, we previously reported that some of Tesla’s early autopilot engineers ended up working on the Skydio drone.
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