After a few month delay in FSD Beta content the planets aligned where I got a new FSD Beta build and the roads so happened to be clear (rare for this time of year in Minnesota). I have been busy testing 10.69.25.2 and minus an annoying regression with the intersection of 37th Ave NE & Central Ave NE (Northeast Minneapolis) this build has been pretty solid for me so far.
Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 – Roundabout Torture Test This video contains footage recorded on the morning of January 21st, 2023 where I put FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 through a roundabout torture test that we previously tried w/ 10.69.3. The pair of roundabouts are located adjacent to a busy Walmart in Roseville, MN and I decided to test during the late morning on a Saturday to ensure other vehicle & VRU traffic would be present. During the torture test, I traverse the pair of roundabouts a total of 6 times, 3 times from each direction. I considered each test a fail if I had to disengage or intervene with any sort of driver input.
Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 – Improvement w/ Left Turn Onto 5th St W I’ve posted about some regressions with #FSDBeta 10.69.25.x but there are several improvements worth mentioning. One of which is how planner no longer tries to use the left turn lane after making a protected left turn onto 5th St W in Downtown St. Paul, MN.
Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 – Brief Drive Through St. Paul This video contains footage recorded on the evening of January 19th, 2023 of FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 briefly driving me through Downtown St. Paul. St. Paul is known for it’s interesting street layout and this is the first of many St. Paul-related FSD videos.
Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 – Driving In The Snow Description: This video contains footage recorded on the morning of January 19th, 2023 of FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 driving me from my home (NE Minneapolis) to my company’s office (Edina, MN) in the middle of a mild snow storm. It has been over a year since I last posted any videos (see below) of FSD Beta driving on snow covered roads so I figured it was time. When watching the two videos side by side you will quickly notice the improved confidence with path planning thanks in part to the occupancy networks properly mapping out usable driving space (most of the time). Keep up the great work Autopilot team! FSD Beta 10.5 Driving In A Snow Storm: https://youtu.be/yvIwwpFBa1g
Tesla – FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 – Work Test Loop This video contains footage recorded on the morning of January 18th, 2023 of FSD Beta 10.69.25.2 driving me from my home (NE Minneapolis) to my company’s office (Edina, MN). Since this was my first drive with 10.69.25.2 I was eager to see how hesitant FSD was at common intersections (2-way, 3-way, and 4-way stops), especially when empty. I am happy to report that this build is noticeably more confident than 10.69.25.1 ever was. While my experience has been mostly positive I continue to notice a major regression with handling of the intersection of 37th Ave NE & Central Ave NE. This has been a regression I first noticed with 10.69.25 and something that was completely fixed as of 10.69.3. Since V11 is right around the corner, I made sure to not cut out the highway portions of this route so we can compare once that build is ready for the public.