As excited as they were at the news, owners were in for a big disappointment, as the new models were plagued with software problems. Tesla solved many of them with a speedy update, but some features relying on the car's sensors were unavailable. Cruise Control, Autopilot, Navigate on Autopilot, Autopark, and Summon were among them. The FSD Beta software was also unavailable for the refreshed models, which was a bummer for many who hoped HW4 would elevate things to a new level.
Although Tesla promised to revive these features with a software update as soon as possible, it was only in June that it brought back Vision Park Assist on HW4 vehicles. By then, the Model Y also started deliveries with Hardware 4 computer and sensors. The upgraded EVs were still unable to run FSD Beta, making a lot of people angry.
In July, Tesla announced that it would allow the one-time transfer of the FSD from an old Tesla to a new one as long as delivery was completed by the end of September. Those who took advantage of this offer discovered they had given up their FSD-enabled EVs for a car still incompatible with Tesla's self-driving software. Tesla's software team must've felt the heat because they sped up development and came up with the solution.
More than six months after the first Hardware 4 cars were delivered to their owners, Tesla finally released the FSD Beta software for them. The 2023.32.4 software update was released on September 10, but the number of installs only started to pick up on September 14, when hundreds of Tesla EVs were queuing to download the update. The new software version doesn't list new features compared to the 2023.32.1 update that preceded it, except for FSD Beta V11.4.4.
FSD Beta V11.4.4 is the latest available to the larger public, having been first shipped with the software update 2023.26.10 in August. There aren't that many Teslas running this version, but things will accelerate faster with the inclusion of the Hardware 4 vehicles. A select number of Beta testers are already rocking V11.4.7, delivered with the software update 2023.7.30. Expectations are high that these two branches will merge sooner or later, putting everyone on the same page.