The update is apparently only going to “a small number” of Tesla owners who are “expert and careful drivers” in the company’s early access program.
It’s still unclear what the “Full Self-Driving Beta” entails exactly in terms of features, but it is expected to expand on Tesla’s existing “Traffic light and stop sign control” feature to add turns in intersections.
By combining this feature with Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot, Tesla vehicles would technically be able to navigate both city streets and highways without driver inputs.
However, drivers will still be required to keep their hands on the steering wheel, monitor the vehicle, and be ready to take over at all times.
It would be what Musk has been referring to as “Full Self-Driving feature complete.”