In a reply to Teslacnomics on X, Elon Musk announced he will be live-streaming FSD V12 next week.
While Musk has said V12 won’t be beta, we are expecting it’ll initially launch as FSD Beta V12 and then move towards wide release where the Beta tag is likely to be dropped.
For those not familiar with what V12 is exactly, I posted a detailed breakdown back in July that explains why it’s such a step change from what we’ve seen to date. Last week, Musk posted again about V12, explaining that it’s almost an entire rewrite of their software.
Typically the coverage of developments in Tesla’s Full-Self-Driving software has come from consumer vehicles (with the occasional ambitious employee). With the software still in development, we expect it’s an Alpha build, this will be the first time Musk himself will have the breaking news on FSD.
As someone who has watched the development of FSD since the first beta release to consumers in October of 2020 and awaited its arrival in Australia, I’ve extremely keen to see how this new build fares. With a very different approach to the challenge of autonomous driving, there’s always a chance of regressions in some areas, but Musk continues to say his mind is blown when testing it.
As with most things these days, seeing is believing and offering a look at how the new V12 architecture performs is likely to provide an insight into how far we are away from a broader release (expect before the end of 2023).