Tesla FSD Beta 10.7 gets one-pedal drive, smoother decelerations
Tesla may be targeting the release of FSD Beta 10.8 on Tuesday with the fun company holiday update, but that didn’t stop the EV maker from releasing FSD Beta 10.7 last weekend. And despite its imminent swift replacement to v10.8, v10.7 appears to include a number of key updates that make the Advanced Driver Assistance System smoother to use.
Immediately recognizable from the detail of v10.7 Release Notes was that vehicles could now react a little faster. With v10.7, FSD Beta would also be less likely to slow down due to poor readings from other cars and objects on the road. Additionally, the aggressiveness of the FSD beta appears to have been toned down to some extent, with the system now rolling and stopping smoothly for jaywalkers, instead of slamming the brakes.
– Sale Tesla 🎄 (@DirtyTesla) December 19, 2021
Perhaps most interestingly, however, FSD Beta 10.7 also enables one-pedal driving by expanding the use of regenerative braking systems in vehicles. This should make stops smoother while keeping the physical brakes as rarely used as possible. This update would likely be a welcome change, as conversations in the r / TeslaMotors subreddit among FSD’s beta testers suggest that some users are annoyed by the system’s use of physical brakes in previous iterations.
Below are the specific release notes for Tesla’s FSD Beta 10.7.
FSD Beta v10.7 Release Notes
– Improved the object attribute network to reduce false cutoff slowdowns by 50% and channel assignment errors by 19%.
– Improvement of the response latency of the photon to the control vehicle by 20% on average.
– Extended use of regenerative braking in autopilot up to 0 mph for smoother stops and improved fuel efficiency.
– Improved lateral speed error 1 VRU (Pedestrians, Cyclists, Motorcycles, Animals) by 4.9% by adding more self-tagged and simulated training examples to the dataset.
– Reduced false slowdowns for crossing objects with improved speed ratings for objects at end of visibility.
– Reduction of false decelerations by adding geometric controls to validate the assignment of the tracks of the objects.
– Improved speed profile for unprotected left turns in low visibility.
– Addition of a more natural behavior to favor cycle paths during right turns.
– Improved comfort when going to jaywalkers by better modeling of the stopping zone with soft and hard delays.
– Improved smoothness of melting control with better melting point modeling and ghost objects positioned at the edge of visibility.
– Improved overall comfort by applying stricter side jerk limits in the trajectory optimizer.
– Improvement of short-term lane changes thanks to richer trajectory modeling.
– Improved integration between overtaking the lead vehicle and lane change offset selection.
– Visualization of the updated trajectory line.
Tesla FSD 10.8 plus fun vacation software release likely Tuesday
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2021
While FSD Beta 10.7 looks pretty impressive, Elon Musk noted that v10.8 will likely be released next Tuesday, along with the company’s holiday update. Tesla’s holiday updates are typically made up of fun additions to vehicle functionality like games and tricks like the external boombox.
This time around, however, it looks like the company is making sure its holiday update brings more features to its ever-expanding group of FSD beta testers. These include the ability of FSD Beta to work with other features like Waypoints, a feature that was confirmed by Musk on Twitter.
Do not hesitate to contact us with new tips. Just send a message to [email protected] to warn us.