Tesla Autonomous Driving Tested on Japan’s Highways

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The Twitter user @norio_uchiki_7 shared that a colleague of theirs, who is a researcher in autonomous driving, recently had the opportunity to test drive a Tesla on Japan’s highways. The researcher reported that driving hands-free on the highway was “very comfortable” and that the transition from highway to regular roads was “quite smooth”.

Positive Researcher Feedback

According to his colleague who is a researcher in autonomous driving, shared the following insights:

  • Driving hands-free on the highway was very comfortable and smooth.
  • The transition from highway driving to regular roads was also quite seamless.

This firsthand experience from a credible researcher provides encouraging evidence of Tesla’s autonomous driving capabilities in a real-world setting on Japanese roads. Positive feedback like this can help build public confidence and pave the way for greater adoption of self-driving vehicles in Japan and beyond.

This firsthand experience from a credible researcher provides encouraging evidence of Tesla’s autonomous driving capabilities in a real-world setting on Japanese roads. Positive feedback like this can help build public confidence and pave the way for greater adoption of self-driving vehicles in Japan and beyond.

Tesla is actively testing and iterating on its FSD system in these Asian markets. On June 15, 2023, Tesla has deployed its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software to test vehicles in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. 

In addition, the reports indicate that Tesla is also pushing to deploy FSD in China, having established a new data center to support this effort.

This expansion beyond North America indicates that Tesla is making progress in developing and rolling out its autonomous driving technology globally.