Elon Musk says Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta available

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Elon Musk says Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta available

Elon Musk said early on Thursday that Tesla Inc's Full Self-Driving Beta software is now available to everyone in North America, as the automaker waits for regulatory approval for its cars to be driven without human oversight.

Musk tweeted that Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen.

Musk said last month that Tesla's advanced driver assistant software wouldn't get regulatory approval in 2022.

Musk hopes to provide an update to Full Self Driving FSD in 2023 to show regulators that the technology is safer than the average human driver.

The Silicon Valley automaker sells a $15,000 FSD software add-on that allows its vehicles to change lanes and park autonomously. It complements its standard Autopilot feature, which allows cars to steer, accelerate and brake without driver intervention.

Tesla, which has been criticized for testing its unfinished tech on public roads, is now being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over claims that the company's electric vehicles can drive themselves, according to a report in October.