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Tesla Opens Floodgates for Owners to Test Out Automated Driving

  • Customers will no longer need a high safety score to try FSD
  • The system is facing escalating legal and regulatory scrutiny
Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America.

Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg 

Tesla Inc. is making its controversial driver-assistance system available to customers previously deemed not safe enough behind the wheel to test it out.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that the system Tesla calls Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who’s bought the option and requests it from their car screen. Until now, some paying customers have been blocked from accessing the feature known as FSD because they didn’t score high enough on metrics Tesla uses to set insurance rates.