Now the Tesla drivers can now choose three different driving profiles using Tesla Full-Self Driving(FSD) Beta. The three different profiles will react differently depending upon the situation. The three different modes are Chill, Average, and Assertive. Each model comes with a different level of safe and aggressiveness.
Tesla first time introduced three driving profiles in its 10.3 updates in October 2021 but was pulled due to an issue of left turn on traffic lights. However, in its 10.3.1 update, it includes revamped iteration of FSD profiles. The profiles are aimed to control behaviors like following distance, yellow light headway, speed-based lane changes, rolling stops.
The update was first posted to Twitter by a technology writer and visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, David Zipper. The news was first reported by The Verge.
However, at this point, it’s hard to imagine the impact of these profiles on the behavior of cars. Also how they react to harsh weather such as snow and rain. However, the description of the Assertive profile suggests that it may follow a dangerous driving pattern no matter what car you are driving.
There is a mixed debate about the safety of these driving profiles. However, Matthew Avery, from the UK’s Thatcham Research points that well-designed self-driving cars can be safer than human driving cars. The reason is it eliminates human error.