Tesla’s new “full self-driving” technology was put to the test in the snow and failed miserably.


Tesla’s new “full self-driving” technology was put to the test in the snow, and the results were disastrous.

In new tests, Tesla’s latest self-driving technology struggled in the snow.

The perils of snow have shown just how difficult removing a driver from a car can be, as Elon Musk announced Tesla’s new Full Self Driving (FSD) assistance package will go up in price by 20% in the US to (dollar)12,000 (£9,000).

The car required human intervention less than ten seconds into a test of FSD Beta version 10.8 performed by youtuber in a Model Y.

The SUV then began to pull over to the right of the snow-covered surface on a regular basis.

The car struggled to stop at the first junction, necessitating driver intervention once more.

And after only a minute and a half of driving, when the car began to fishtail, the Iowa Tesla driver called it quits.

“It feels like the car is a new puppy for the first time seeing snow,” he explained.

“It doesn’t know what to do with it.”

“FSD in the snow, when it’s actively snowing and the roads aren’t great, doesn’t work as well as you might expect.”

He then abruptly ended the video after only three minutes.

It’s unclear why the technology performs so poorly in the snow, but a lack of grip and the inability to see road markings are likely factors.

Other Tesla youtubers echoed the findings, urging the installation of a failsafe that would automatically disable FSD when the car encountered snow.

Snow and ice can also block important car sensors.

Blizzard conditions and extra layers of clothing can make it difficult to detect pedestrians.

Elon Musk announced earlier this week that the price of FSD would increase, writing:

“On January 17, the price of the Tesla FSD rose to (dollar)12,000.”

As we get closer to the release of the FSD production code, the price of FSD will rise only in the United States.”

Owners must also pay a subscription fee of around £150, which Musk said would be increasing.

Tesla hasn’t released any statistics on how many people opt for the upgrade.

Full self-driving includes a number of features not available in Tesla’s standard automatic driving assistance package.

Automatic lane changes, stop light recognition, and’smart summon,’ which allows the owner to summon the car using their smartphone, are among them.

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