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.
Anybody in North America who requests it from the car screen, the Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta will be available, assuming you have purchased this option, Musk tweeted.
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.
Silicon Valley automaker sells a $15,000 FSD software add-on that allows its vehicles to change lanes and park autonomously. Its standard feature, Autopilot, allows cars to steer, accelerate and brake without driver intervention.
In October, Tesla, criticized for testing its unfinished technology on public roads, is being investigated by the US Department of Justice over claims that the company's electric vehicles can drive themselves.