Tesla Launches “Full Self-Driving” Software Option

The Washington Post reports:

Tesla began letting owners request its “Full Self-Driving” software early Saturday, opening up for wide release its most advanced driver-assistance suite and signaling that thousands of drivers will soon be on the road with the unregulated and largely untested features.

It’s the first time the company has let typical owners upgrade to the software it terms self-driving, although the name itself is an exaggeration by industry and regulatory standards.

Tesla’s move to rapidly roll out the features to large numbers of users is drawing criticism from regulators and industry peers who say the company is taking a hasty approach to an issue that requires careful study and an emphasis on safety.

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