After the first more than six-hour, 600-kilometer drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a Tesla Model 3 equipped with the latest version of Tesla Full Self Driving Beta (FSD Beta), with not a single intervention by the driver, the same vehicle was now driving back. Again without intervention, this time, according to the original posters even better. Here’s the comment:
Tesla Autopilot FSD Beta drives from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley with zero interventions. Started at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles (Hawthorne) and made one charging stop in Kettleman City before arriving in San Jose. Absolutely 0 human driving for the entire 6 hour trip. Only thing the driver had to do was charge the car –– about 1 minute and 15 seconds of human control over a 6 hour drive. The fact that it made it all the way down to Los Angeles and then back up with zero intervention suggests that this is more than just luck. The software is getting better. This drive was even better than the last one, although there were still many mistakes and areas for improvement that didn’t require a disengagement. Can you spot them? Will try and post raw 1x footage if I can as well.
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The hand that keeps touching the steering wheel in the following video follows legal reasons. Both Autopilot and FSD prompt the driver to touch or slightly move the steering wheel every 10-20 seconds. You can see the prompt on the touchscreen in the left half by a small pop-up window at the bottom left. Here is now the time lapse video:
This article was also published in German.