- tesla hacker green has uncovered tesla's autopilot and full self-driving (fsd) developer controls and published images to twitter.
- the images shared give some insight into how fsd-enabled teslas see the world and what settings could potentially be launched when the feature set goes public.
- ceo elon musk has stated that he expects fsd to be available to the public by the end of this year.
it's a long time coming for tesla's full self-driving feature, and it hasn't been a cheap journey. the price for the self-driving feature has increased multiple times and is currently available for supported teslas for $10,000.while tesla's full self-driving (fsd) beta continues to expand to more tesla owners ahead of a planned end-of-year launch, the actual settings for the system have been uncovered and published on twitter by a well-known tesla hacker named green. not only are there dozens of settings and available adjustments, but there's also a way to show a detailed vehicle view of the world while a tesla is driving down the road.
in a twitter thread, green shares the status of internal states within the system while taking us on a tour of dozens of settings ranging from controls for fsd and enhanced summon to information about the camera and ultrasonics. the system also shows sliders for gps, speed threshold, and other items that no one outside of tesla should ever mess with.
there’s also an augmented vision area where developers can toggle what's seen on a tesla display while driving. it includes toggles for pretty, developer, and camera image. once developer is enabled, it shows options for a whole host of data that can be shown on the infotainment system. this all may be information overload for the average tesla owner, but it's a fun way to get more details on how a tesla sees the world.
tesla being tesla, the developer settings also have fun settings including california stop (which generally means you don't bring the car to a halt but just slow down at a stop sign) and something called chiropractor adjust skeleton, which is filed under the city streets settings. what that means is a mystery, but both items are part of the fsd defaults in the developer controls.
none of this information actually gives any indication how far along tesla is in its fsd beta testing. since tesla no longer has press contacts, car and driver was unable to get any comment from the company. the company has been using select owners to help train the system, and ceo elon musk has stated that he expects the system to be available to the public by the end of this year.