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Version 10.3 began rolling out on Saturday night / Sunday morning with a long list of release notes. The list mentions changes starting with introducing driver profiles that can swap between different characteristics for following distance, rolling stops, or exiting passing lanes. It’s supposed to better detect brake lights, turn signals, and hazard lights from other vehicles, along with reduced false slowdowns and improved offsetting for pedestrians.

However, on Sunday afternoon Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is “Seeing some issues with 10.3, so rolling back to 10.2 temporarily.”

While several drivers have already shared videos and impressions of their experience with the release — whether or not that aligns with what Tesla wants participants to share on social media — testers say that the rollback update removes the FSD beta capabilities from their cars entirely.

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Washington Post »

National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy criticized Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday for the company’s apparent inaction on safety recommendations issued four years ago in response to a fatal crash.

In a letter, Homendy expressed gratitude for the company’s technical expertise in subsequent crash investigations but raised concerns over its lack of response to prior NTSB guidance. The safety board had asked Tesla to build in safeguards to ensure drivers don’t use its driver-assistance software outside the conditions for which it was designed and to implement more effective driver safety monitoring so drivers could not abuse automated systems that require their full attention at all times.

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