Earlier this week I received Tesla FSD Beta 10.69.1 and was able to perform a bunch of testing where I recognized some big improvements as well some as some new issues & regressions. What a blast, can’t wait to test 10.69.1.1 as well as 10.69.2!
Episode #1 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – Home to Work This video contains footage recorded on the morning of August 31st, 2022 of FSD Beta 10.69.1 driving me from my home (NE Minneapolis) to my company’s office (Edina, MN). Aside from the disengagement at the beginning of the video, we enjoy one of the smoothest rides to date w/ FSD Beta thanks to the many enhancements included with 10.69.1. Along the way we also confirm that a long-standing lane selection issue at the intersection of 37th Ave NE & Central Ave NE has been resolved. I am beyond excited because this issue has plagued each of the previous FSD Beta 10.x builds and has always resulted in a disengagement each & every the intersection came up. Shoutout to the Autopilot team for their continued focus and hard work on FSD Beta, it is great to see the improvements with each build first hand!
Episode #2 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – St Anthony Pkwy UPL Turn This video contains footage recorded on the afternoon of August 31st, 2022 of FSD Beta 10.69.1 taking an UPL turn onto St Anthony Pkwy from Johnson St NE (NE Minneapolis). I have previously documented FSD Beta’s struggles with this particular UPL turn in my “Home to Timberwolf CrossFit (No Highway)” videos and unfortunately the struggles remain in 10.69.1. The issues with this particular UPL turn seem to be caused by excessive latency / jitter when reacting to oncoming traffic. The ego car’s posture also is very confusing as it commonly tries to align itself to the right curb using what should be considered dead space while also aiming the nose at oncoming traffic (including the steering wheel). There is definitely a lot of room for improvement here however I am confident that the Autopilot team is up for the task and will tackle this problem in the near future.
Episode #3 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – NE Minneapolis Test Loop (Shortened) This video contains footage recorded on the evening of August 31st, 2022 of FSD Beta 10.69.1 driving me around a shortened version of my NE Minneapolis Test Loop. Similar to my last NE Minneapolis Test Loop video, this one follows an abbreviated route that includes areas not yet covered by my other 10.69.1 videos. Along the way we recognize yet another long-standing issue has been resolved due to the enhancements included with FSD Beta 10.69.1 which has me pumped! This particular issue involved the intersection of Plymouth Ave N & 2nd St N where the car would not proceed on green even when: – The light was green – We were following a lead car OR we were the lead car – There were no VRUs, vehicles, or any other type of obstacle present that would obstruct our path As I continue to do more testing I continue to find more behavior enhancements that have me beyond excited for what is to come with the next FSD Beta builds. Thanks again to the Autopilot team for putting so much into each FSD Beta build, it is appreciated!
Episode #4 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – Roundabout & Wide Unmarked Road Torture Test This video contains footage recorded on the evening of September 3rd, 2022 where I put FSD Beta 10.69.1 through a roundabout & wide unmarked road torture test. Part 1 of the video focuses on a pair of roundabouts located near a busy Walmart in Roseville, MN. I attempted to traverse this pair of roundabouts 10 times, 5 times from East to West and another 5 times from West to East. I considered each test a fail if I had to disengage or intervene with any sort of driver input. After performing all 10 attempts, I recorded 5 passes and 5 fails. In part 2 of the video we head over to NE Minneapolis where we see how well FSD Beta 10.69.1 handles wider unmarked roads by performing 3 tests on 5th Street NE. 2 of the attempts were made going from North to South and another attempt was made going South to North. I understand these type of scenarios weren’t mentioned in the FSD Beta 10.69.1 release notes however I wanted to create a baseline that we can compare against with future builds. I hope you enjoy!
Episode #5 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – Home to Columbia Heights (Construction!) This video contains footage recorded on the evening of September 1st, 2022 of FSD Beta 10.69.1 driving me from my home (NE Minneapolis) to Columbia Heights and back. During this drive I was excited to confirm that 1 long-standing navigation-related issue has been resolved thanks to 10.69.1! This route was also more exciting than usual thanks to some heavy road construction taking place on Central Ave NE.
Episode #6 – Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.1 – Home to Timberwolf CrossFit (No Highway) This video contains footage recorded on the afternoon of September 1st, 2022 of FSD Beta 10.69.1 driving me from my home (NE Minneapolis) to Timberwolf CrossFit (St. Paul, MN), all on city streets (no highways). Staying true to the theme of my previous 10.69.1 videos, we acknowledge yet another long-standing issue has been resolved in this video. This particular issue would result in erratic behavior every time I traversed the intersection of St Anthony Blvd & Silver Lake Rd and has been present in each of the 10.x builds. Considering all of the issues fixed by 10.69.1 it is currently my favorite FSD Beta build by far!