Tesla is being intentionally cautious about the release of the FSD Beta 10.13. Earlier this month, at Tesla’s 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Elon Musk joked about FSD Beta 10.69 and recent comments from him have revealed that it will have significant changes to Tesla’s advanced driver-assist system.
Elon Musk has said Tesla will make v10.69.1 available to 10,000 customers and then release the remaining FSD Beta programs perhaps at weekend 2 or 3, depending on feedback.
Elon Musk was also clear that Tesla was being extra careful with the release of FSD Beta 10.69. “Tesla is releasing the update on 8/20 to 1000 Tesla owners and then to 10.69.1 one week later in order to accommodate feedback.”
Tesla has been careful with its rollout strategy for the latest FSD Beta 10.69, indicating that it would be substantial, and has taken extra precautions in providing the latest software to its fleet. The reasons behind these precautions have not been disclosed.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a Tesla but so far, it has not received FSD Beta. Musk is aware of the NHTSA’s request and will send them the update. The NHTSA’s Tesla would probably have received FSD Beta just in time as Musk noted that v10.69 would be a substantial update.
Elon Musk had some pretty exciting things in store for the 10.13 release, but he had no idea what it would end up being called. The number might be bumped up to 10.69 to signify his excitement.