Tesla owners have been eagerly awaiting the release of FSD Beta software version 12.1.2, and it seems the wait is finally over for a handful of lucky drivers. According to latest reports, Tesla has started rolling out the v12.1.2 update to select non-employee Tesla owners, (FSD Beta V12.1 Review), marking the first time regular customers have gotten access to this much-hyped update.
This exciting news comes after previous reports indicating Tesla was getting ready to expand its Full Self-Driving Beta program beyond employees. Now, we have confirmation that v12.1.2 is making its way to everyday Tesla drivers.
Notably, some of the first non-employees to get v12.1.2 own Teslas with the new HW4 hardware, and some are located outside of the California and Texas markets where FSD Beta has primarily been tested. This hints at a broader rollout of the advanced driver assist software beyond Tesla’s backyard.
Of course, the FSD Beta program still seems to be in its early stages, with only a small number of owners chosen as testers so far. But the arrival of v12.1.2 for regular customers is a promising sign that more widescale expansion could be coming soon.
As Tesla continues gathering feedback and optimizing FSD Beta, version 12.1.2 brings enhancements like improved unprotected left turns, better handling of emergency vehicles, and overall smarter driving logic. It’s an exciting upgrade that inches us closer to full autonomous driving.
For now, the lucky few owners enjoying v12.1.2 access can revel in being among the first non-Tesla employees to experience the future of driving today. The wait for autonomous vehicles just got a little shorter!