Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk now says the EV maker’s Full Self Driving beta will be available to the wider U.S. public in about four weeks. Tesla stock fell slightly. FSD actually refers to Tesla’s level 2 driver assistance software, which requires driver supervision at all times. Level 4 and 5 are considered high automation in which the driver is no longer a necessity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, citing the Society of Automotive Engineers.

In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Musk said: “We should be there with Beta 10, which goes out a week from Friday (no point release this week). It will have a completely retrained NN, so will need another few weeks after that for tuning & bug fixes. Best guess is public beta button in ~4 weeks.”

It appears the release will come in the form of a button, so that folks who bought the FSD package can download the software if they want it. Tesla has also been offering a $199-a-month subscription.

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