Tesla Complete Self Driving (Beta) V11– 5-Week Evaluation

For 6 months, my spouse and I have actually utilized 9 or 10 variations of FSD Beta V10. Just recently, we found out about Tesla dealing with a “innovative” upgrade from V10 to V11. This upgrade would integrate huge enhancements that Tesla has actually been dealing with for a very long time. Lastly, we got our upgrade a little over a month back. In a previous post, I reported on my impressions. Here’s my report on what I have actually observed ever since.

Figure 1: New larger blue path line suggesting FSD Beta. V11.3.6 screen. April 17, 2023. Picture by Fritz Hasler.


Yes, there have actually been considerable enhancements For instance, when working properly, FSD Beta V11 moves you over and gets you into the appropriate turn lane previously. The lane modifications are likewise much smoother. You likewise get a broader blue path center line that lets you understand that FSD Beta is active, as displayed in Figure 1 above. You still have the alternative of utilizing FSD just on limited-access highways, which offers you a narrower blue center line, or just utilizing Autosteer, which offers you 2 really narrow blue lines on each side of the lane.

Nevertheless, still too regularly, FSD Beta puts you in the incorrect lane The worst is when it puts you into a turn lane when the navigation requires going directly. This, to me, is the greatest failure of the present system.

Likewise, I still observe phantom braking: This happens occasionally, and I do not concern this as a deal-breaker. I keep my foot resting really carefully on the accelerator and I obstruct the deceleration if it is strong or if an automobile is following carefully behind me.

Why Have Not These Issues Been Repaired?

Tesla has big groups of software application professionals dealing with these issues. Yet, I have actually seen no enhancement on these 2 products in the 10 variations of the software application I have actually utilized. My take: They do not have an idea how to repair them! Additionally, enhancements in the generalized neural net technique Tesla is utilizing do not deal with these issues.

The wrong-lane issue– a service? They might utilize a map-based service if Musk wanted. Nevertheless, he seems persuaded that Tesla software application need to handle these concerns on an advertisement hoc basis similar to a human motorist does.

Phantom braking service? Others have actually observed a decrease in phantom braking. Nevertheless, making the 269-mile journey north from Saint George to Lindon, Utah, on I-15 just recently, I observed the worst phantom braking I have actually ever seen. I observed rather strong phantom braking that took place consistently (a minimum of 10 times) throughout a brief stretch of the journey. Ever since I have actually observed phantom braking, however not regularly.

My 2018 Nissan Leaf with wise cruise had no issue with phantom braking. Nevertheless, my Leaf was not configured to see cars and trucks, pedestrians, or things in my course and prevent them. It appears that the FSD Beta system has problem discriminating in between phantoms and genuine threats. I have no concept how you would repair this.

Incorrect lane/failure to follow the navigation:

  • The system still frequently alters lanes in a different way than I would do: For instance, if I’m on 6-lane State Street on the Utah Wasatch Front and the navigation informs me that I have a left turn 0.5 miles ahead, I begin approaching the left lane or remain in the left lane if currently there. FSD Beta will regularly alter lanes to the right and might or might not alter lanes back to the left in time to make the turn.
  • Moving into the turn lane when the navigation needs going directly: I was just recently increasing Provo Canyon en path to Heber, Utah. Along the path, there were numerous locations where the two-land roadway broadened with an additional lane for turning right. Numerous times, FSD Beta pulled me to the right into the turn lane in spite of the navigation directing the cars and truck to go directly. At the end of the turn lane, the cars and truck would rapidly go back to the primary traffic lane. Not a showstopper, however really irritating.
  • Like above, however in fact making a best turn when the navigation states go directly This is an issue that has actually stayed through several variations of FSD Beta. Leaving I-15 at 1600 N and going east in Orem, Utah, you have 2 lanes that minimize to one lane at a traffic control as you increase the hill. The navigation states to go directly, however FSD Beta determinedly keeps putting you in the right-hand lane (that will soon vanish) even if you by hand attempt to remain in the primary traffic lane left wing. Often FSD Beta will slip you to the left at the light at the really last minute to get you into the just through traffic lane. Other times FSD Beta will make a best turn which diverges from going directly as defined by the navigation. Truly? In other words, FSD Beta does not constantly follow the navigation path for some factor!

Other FSD Notes

Roundabouts/rotaries: If you do not have FSD Beta, however just the basic Automatic Steering Help that features every Tesla, your cars and truck will not make the doglegs needed in the rotary and will stop working midway through. Up till the variation of FSD Beta V10.20.2.4, my cars and truck would stop dead prior to going into the rotary however then work out the rotary effectively. With the most recent software application updates, my cars and truck will deal with the rotary effectively, like a yield indication, if no cars and trucks are approaching you, and will continue to browse properly through the rotary. I have actually try out rotaries numerous times with V11.3.6. The habits was appropriate the majority of the time. Nevertheless, in some cases my cars and truck would simply pertain to a dead stop in the middle of the rotary Bad.

Shy habits at stop indications: FSD Beta habits at stop indications is constantly a little too sluggish for a typical motorist and is, especially, too sluggish for that cars and truck behind you. When combining onto a hectic street, you can constantly do much better by making the turn by hand or a minimum of offering it assist with the accelerator pedal.


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