The latest beta version of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) software is causing issues for owners with the electric vehicles now stopping sooner than they should due to the size difference of a stop sign.
A report by The Drive states Teslas equipped with the autonomous driving software will stop too soon before a stop sign, forcing drivers to disengage the feature.
However, one owner in the United States was quick to investigate the issue when his Tesla did the same on a highway exit.
Twitter user and Tesla owner Cowcumber determined that the stop signs used at the end of a highway off-ramp are 60 per cent physically larger than those used in their neighbourhood.
We can only speculate as to why this causes the vehicle to stop short but it’s likely the FSD software thinks the vehicle is closer to the stop sign than it actually is.
The Tesla owner went on to ask if a “60 per cent larger to the camera gets interpreted as 60 per cent closer?” which could very well be what’s happening here.
With other owners experiencing the same issue, we’re sure Tesla is already developing a fix for the costly $24,407 FSD software option.