Field Testing: Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta tears down geofence in downtown Toronto

An FSD-powered self driving route, right in the heart of Toronto. (Twitter/Chansoo Byeon)

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla has removed Full-Self Driving (FSD) beta restrictions from Toronto’s downtown core, following complaints among drivers that much of the city’s urban centre is geofenced off by the software.

This was confirmed in a tweet by FSD tester Chansoo Byeon who posted a photo of his Tesla driving itself along Toronto’s famously clogged Yonge Street.

When the FSD beta was first expanded to Canada in March, much of Toronto’s downtown area was restricted, with Elon Musk explaining that the autonomous system was not ready for one particular city icon – streetcars.

He said at the time that the software just did not know how to respond to streetcars, given their tendency to perform frequent stops in the middle of the road for passengers to embark and disembark.

This gap has since been addressed, allowing for limited downtown expansion. However, Musk confirms that all FSD-equipped cars can enjoy this update sometime in December.

Have you seen a self-driving car in your city or town? How attentive were those drivers? Let us know in the comments below.


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