Tesla FSD Beta 11.4.7.1 Released to Employees With a Massive Amount of New Features

By Not a Tesla App Staff
Tesla adds a huge amount of features to its latest FSD Beta
Tesla adds a huge amount of features to its latest FSD Beta
Not a Tesla App

Tesla has released FSD Beta 11.4.7.1 to Tesla employees for internal testing. Although there are improvements to FSD Beta in the update, the big news is that this update comes in as version 2023.27.5, which means that it includes a massive number of features that have so far been missing in Tesla's FSD Beta.

Many owners are on Tesla's latest public FSD Beta v11.4.7 (update 2023.7.30), which includes non-FSD features up through update 2023.6. With this latest beta, Tesla includes features from three major updates, including update 2023.12, 2023.20 and 2023.26.

This amounts to a monumental release that includes over 50 new features across Tesla's models. Some of the features include the ability to customizable the scroll wheel, the new Spotify interface, support for Bluetooth game controllers, and Tesla's Charge on Solar feature. But there's so much more.

Below, we'll go through all of new, non-FSD features that are included in this massive release.

Features Included in Update 2023.12

Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings

Tesla added 'Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Refresh Your Data Sharing Settings' in update 2023.12

Enable or disable data sharing and learn more about how Tesla uses anonymous data to improve existing safety and convenience features and create new ones.

Go to Controls > Software > Data Sharing. For more information on how we protect your data, go to www.tesla.com/privacy.

Track Mode

Tesla added 'Track Mode' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S
Tesla added 'Track Mode' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S

With Track Mode, you can now:

- Reach a top speed of 200 mph when the optional Track Pack is installed.

- Monitor vehicle health at a glance with updated visuals on the instrument panel and touchscreen.

- Extract maximum track performance using adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and traction control systems, which have been updated to improve consistency and driver confidence.

Please refer to the Owner's Manual for more details.

Phone Call Controls

Tesla added 'Phone Call Controls' in update 2023.12 for the new S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Phone Call Controls' in update 2023.12 for the new S/X and the Model 3/Y

Control your phone calls from the steering wheel. Use the left scroll button to answer or decline incoming calls. While you're on a call, use it to mute/ unmute yourself or hang up.

Text Size

Tesla added 'Text Size' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Text Size' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y

Choose Standard or Large text size for the touchscreen.

Go to Control > Display > Text Size

Scroll Wheel Customization

Tesla added 'Scroll Wheel Customization' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Scroll Wheel Customization' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and Acceleration Mode, or perform actions like toggling the Camera App, opening the glovebox, and saving Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Controls Search

Tesla added 'Controls Search' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Controls Search' in update 2023.12

Use the 'Search' function for quicker access to controls and settings.

Go to Controls > Search and enter a search term. Make changes directly from the result or tap the link to jump to that panel in Controls.

Gear Chimes

Tesla added 'Gear Chimes' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Gear Chimes' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y

A chime now sounds when you shift gears. To toggle gear chimes, go to Controls > Safety > Gear Chimes.

Passenger Seat Controls

Tesla added 'Passenger Seat Controls' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S/X
Tesla added 'Passenger Seat Controls' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S/X

Adjust the passenger seat from the rear touchscreen to make it easier to enter or exit the rear seat. To access the passenger seat controls, tap the seat icon on the rear touchscreen. Hold one of the arrows to move the passenger seat forward or backward.

The controls are available only when the vehicle is not moving. To access the same controls from the front touchscreen, tap the App Launcher and go to the rear screen remote control app.

Points of Interest

Tesla added 'Points of Interest' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Points of Interest' in update 2023.12

See photos and reviews when you select a point of interest or Supercharger location.

Voice Recognition Language

Tesla added 'Voice Recognition Language' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Voice Recognition Language' in update 2023.12

British English is now available as a voice recognition language.

To update your voice recognition language, go to Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language and choose an option from the list.

Get to Know Your Tesla

Tesla added 'Get to Know Your Tesla' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Get to Know Your Tesla' in update 2023.12

Learn basics like creating Driver Profiles, using Phone Key and regenerative braking from the 'Get to Know Your Tesla' educational experience within the new 'Manual' app. Each topic includes a visual and, if applicable, a link to the relevant feature.

The 'Manual' app also provides easy access to resources for learning much more about your Tesla, such as the on-screen Owner's Manual and online tutorial videos. Go to App Launcher > Manual.

Rename Vehicle in App

Tesla added 'Rename Vehicle in App' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Rename Vehicle in App' in update 2023.12
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You can now set your vehicle's name through the Tesla app. To set your vehicle's name, simply tap the current name of your Tesla at the top of the app. You can then rename your vehicle and press 'OK.'

Parked Visualization

Tesla added 'Parked Visualization' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Parked Visualization' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y

The vehicle visualization that appears while your vehicle is parked and contains labels to lock/unlock your car, as well as open your trunk/frunk can now be rotated to view the vehicle from different angles.

Speedometer Font

Tesla added 'Speedometer Font' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Speedometer Font' in update 2023.12 for the Model 3/Y
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The font for the speedometer has been made bolder to be easier to see.

Nav Improvements

Tesla added 'Nav Improvements' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Nav Improvements' in update 2023.12

When searching for destinations in your vehicle’s navigation system, each destination will now display the distance in miles/km from your current location.

In addition, the map pin now looks more like a button, which brings up the destination information on the map, instead of navigating to it.

Favoriting Songs

Tesla added 'Favoriting Songs' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Favoriting Songs' in update 2023.12
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While the functionality hasn't changed, your car will now display a plus sign (+) next to music controls to favorite a song. The plus sign replaces the heart icon in the music player.

Adjust Wiper Speed

Tesla added 'Adjust Wiper Speed' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S/X and Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Adjust Wiper Speed' in update 2023.12 for the new Model S/X and Model 3/Y
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You can now adjust the windshield wiper speed by using the scroll wheel on the steering wheel. First, press the button at the end of the left stalk to activate the windshield wipers and have the controls appear on the screen.

You can then tilt the left scroll wheel left/right to cycle through the various speeds of the windshield wipers.

Air Suspension

Tesla added 'Air Suspension' in update 2023.12 for the Model S/X
Tesla added 'Air Suspension' in update 2023.12 for the Model S/X
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You now have more control over your air suspension. In the suspension menu, you now have toggles for enabling or disabling a vehicle's height or speed at a specific location.

The ride height is now also expressed in inches in the U.S.

Tesla Theater Icons

Tesla added 'Tesla Theater Icons' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Tesla Theater Icons' in update 2023.12
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Tesla Theater now features square, app-like icons, instead of larger, horizontal logos.

App Drawer

Tesla added 'App Drawer' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'App Drawer' in update 2023.12

All available options will now be displayed when you open the app drawer. Previously, options such as Frost Defrost and Wipers only showed up when you were customizing the launcher.

There is now a Customize button at the top of the app drawer as well.

New Labels

Tesla added 'New Labels' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'New Labels' in update 2023.12

Tesla will now display a "NEW" badge next to new features or options. This makes new features more noticeable when scrolling through menus.

Charging Screen

Tesla added 'Charging Screen' in update 2023.12
Tesla added 'Charging Screen' in update 2023.12
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The charging menu in the car has been updated to remove the car visualization and make the charging slider larger.

Features Included in Update 2023.20

Tire Service

Tesla added 'Tire Service' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X
Tesla added 'Tire Service' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset'.

You can also go to Controls > Service > Wheel and Tire > Tire to input your tire configuration. This tells your car to reset the learned tire settings to improve your driving experience.

Tire Service Mileage

Tesla added 'Tire Service Mileage' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Tire Service Mileage' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y

Go to Controls > Service to see how many miles it's been since your last tire service.

When you get your tires rotated, replaced, or swapped, tap 'Reset' to reset the counter.

Text Size

Tesla added 'Text Size' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Text Size' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y

Large text size feature is now available in all supported languages.

To update your settings, go to Controls > Display > Text Size.

Windshield Wiper Control

Tesla added 'Windshield Wiper Control' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Windshield Wiper Control' in update 2023.20 for the Model 3/Y

Windshield wiper controls have now been added to the list of options that you can control in Scroll Wheel Function.

The steering wheel customization feature lets you control a variety of vehicle settings directly from the steering wheel. You simply long press the left scroll wheel and you can scroll through various settings and options such as HVAC fan speed, rear camera and more.

You can customize the list of options shown, or add the windshield wiper functionality to the list by navigating to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Phone Key

Tesla added 'Phone Key' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Phone Key' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y

If you use your phone as a key for your Tesla, the device name that shows up in Bluetooth settings now has a more intuitive name.

The device name used to be a string of 18 characters without the word Tesla anywhere in the name, leaving some users wondering what the mystery may be.

As of this update, the vehicle key will now be displayed as "Tesla" followed by the last six characters of the vehicle's VIN.

Navigation Improvements

Tesla added 'Navigation Improvements' in update 2023.20
Tesla added 'Navigation Improvements' in update 2023.20
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When searching for a destination in the vehicle's navigation system, the search results will now display which destinations are open and which are closed.

Set PIN to Drive

Tesla added 'Set PIN to Drive' in update 2023.20
Tesla added 'Set PIN to Drive' in update 2023.20

You can now enable the 'PIN to Drive' feature directly from the Tesla app. Simply navigate to Security & Drivers, toggle it on and set your PIN.

Having the ability to enable PIN to Drive in the app is useful for owners who may normally not use it, but may want to remotely enable the feature if they lose their key fob or phone.

This feature requires app update 4.21.5 or higher.

View All Cameras

Tesla added 'View All Cameras' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X and Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'View All Cameras' in update 2023.20 for the new Model S/X and Model 3/Y

You can now preview more than just the cabin camera in your Tesla. By navigating to Controls > Service, you can now preview all nine (eight on hardware 4.0) of Tesla's cameras. This includes being able to view all the front-facing cameras and B-pillar cameras for the first time.

You can change cameras by tapping the name of the camera at the top of the live video.

Note: These camera views are only here to give customers a better understanding of what their vehicle can see and to confirm that the cameras are working correctly. There is no additional functionality gained from this feature, at this time.

Current Trip Odometer

Tesla added 'Current Trip Odometer' in update 2023.20
Tesla added 'Current Trip Odometer' in update 2023.20

The 'Current Trip' odometer metrics have been updated with this update. Instead of displaying kWh, the Current Trip odometer will now display the number of minutes elapsed since the vehicle was put into drive.

The other odometers, such as 'Since Last Charge', 'Trip A' and 'Trip B' still display kWh.

Passenger Climate Temperature

Tesla added 'Passenger Climate Temperature' in update 2023.20
Tesla added 'Passenger Climate Temperature' in update 2023.20

The app launcher at the bottom of the screen will now only display the driver's climate setting if there is no one sitting in the passenger seat.

If someone sits in the passenger seat, the passenger temperature setting will automatically appear.

Features Included in Update 2023.26

Blind Spot Camera

Tesla added 'Blind Spot Camera' in update 2023.26 for the new Model S/X
Tesla added 'Blind Spot Camera' in update 2023.26 for the new Model S/X

Drag your blind spot camera to another location on your touchscreen. After you move the camera window, it will appear in that same position whenever your turn signal is on.

Go to Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Blind Spot Camera.

Customize the Scroll Wheel

Tesla added 'Customize the Scroll Wheel' in update 2023.26 for the new Model S/X
Tesla added 'Customize the Scroll Wheel' in update 2023.26 for the new Model S/X

Do more with the left scroll button on the steering wheel. You can adjust settings like brightness and acceleration mode, or perform actions like toggle the camera, raise suspension, open the glovebox, or save Dashcam footage.

Long press the left scroll button to bring up a list of functions and scroll through the list. To choose which function comes up by default, go to Controls > Display > Scroll Wheel Function.

Destination Closing Soon

Tesla added 'Destination Closing Soon' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Destination Closing Soon' in update 2023.26.10

Navigation now shows if your destination is closing soon or may be closed by the time you arrive.

Spotify Refresh

Tesla added 'Spotify Refresh' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Spotify Refresh' in update 2023.26.10

Play your Spotify music, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks with a more familiar look and feel.

Go to App Launcher > Spotify. Requires Premium Connectivity.

Bluetooth Game Controllers

TTesla added 'Bluetooth Game Controllers' in update 2023.26 to the legacy Model S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Bluetooth Game Controllers' in update 2023.26 to the legacy Model S/X and the Model 3/Y

Use Bluetooth controllers to play games in Arcade.

To pair a controller, open the Bluetooth panel and follow the instructions.

This feature works best with PS5 controllers. Refer to the Owner's Manual for more information.

Warmer Display Colors

Tesla added 'Warmer Display Colors' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Warmer Display Colors' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y

Set your touchscreen to automatically adjust to warmer colors at night.

Go to Controls > Display > Reduce Blue Light.

Automatic Headlights

Tesla added 'Automatic Headlights' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Automatic Headlights' in update 2023.26.10

Your lights turn on automatically when windshield wipers are activated and headlights are set to Auto in Controls > Lights > Headlights.

Charge On Solar

Tesla added 'Charge On Solar' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Charge On Solar' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y

Charge your Tesla with solar energy if you have a Powerwall. You can choose how much charging comes from solar versus other sources.

To set it up, open the Tesla app for your vehicle, tap the “Charge on Solar” message, and follow the instructions. Requires Powerwall v23.12.10 and Tesla app v4.22.5.

Camera View on Tesla App

Tesla added 'Camera View on Tesla App' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y
Tesla added 'Camera View on Tesla App' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y

You can now see multiple cameras at once when checking your vehicle's surroundings.

To start using this feature, go to your vehicle settings in Controls > Safety > View Live Camera via Mobile App.

This feature requires Mobile App v4.22.5 and Premium Connectivity.

Vampire Survivors Game

Tesla added 'Vampire Survivors Game' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y with MCU 3
Tesla added 'Vampire Survivors Game' in update 2023.26 to the new Model S/X and the Model 3/Y with MCU 3

Defend yourself against an onslaught of night creatures to survive until dawn.

To play, shift to Park (P) and go to the App Launcher > Arcade > Vampire Survivors.

Other Updates

Tesla added 'Other Updates' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Other Updates' in update 2023.26.10

Recents & Favorites are now in separate tabs in the Media Player.

The sliders to adjust volume, temperature, and charge limit are more precise

Sentry Mode records if someone tries to open a door or trunk when the vehicle is locked.

Access the Owner's Manual and Release Notes more quickly with the new Manual app. Read up on everything from regenerative braking to phone key or maximizing range.

Automatic Navigation shows more details about your destination.

Swiss French keyboard is available.

Availability varies by model and location.

Improved Phone Calls

Tesla added 'Improved Phone Calls' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Improved Phone Calls' in update 2023.26.10

When you have your climate system set to 'Auto,' the HVAC fan speed may be lowered automatically to reduce cabin noise while you're on a phone call.

Service Mode Improvements

Tesla added 'Service Mode Improvements' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Service Mode Improvements' in update 2023.26.10

Several new diagnostic screens have been added to service mode. They include the ability to test your steering wheel stalks, scroll wheels, horn and parking brake. You can now view the status and details of your airbags, low-voltage battery and the pitch of your vehicle's cameras.

Service Mode is a mode that's typically reserved for service technicians, although it can be accessed by anyone. It is used to view information and test various aspects of a vehicle.

Supercharging Details

Tesla added 'Supercharging Details' in update 2023.26.10
Tesla added 'Supercharging Details' in update 2023.26.10
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When charging your vehicle at a Tesla Supercharger, your vehicle will now display more details about the Supercharging session.

On the Charging screen (Controls > Charging), your Tesla will now display the price per kWh you're being charged, as well as the total energy charged.

This is in addition to the Supercharger location and the total cost for the Supercharger session, both of which were added in prior updates.

Automatic Navigation Improvements

Tesla added 'Automatic Navigation Improvements' in update 2023.26.10
Tesla added 'Automatic Navigation Improvements' in update 2023.26.10
BabyTesla/X

If you have Automatic Navigation enabled in your Tesla, you'll now be presented with your suggested destination when you enter your vehicle.

The popup on the screen will display your destination, your ETA, battery upon arrival, as well as a photo of your destination if available.

You can begin driving to automatically start the route, or you can cancel the suggested destination.

Note: You can turn on Automatic Navigation by going to Controls > Navigation and enabling Automatic Navigation.

Updated Apps Badges

Tesla added 'Updated Apps Badge' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Updated Apps Badge' in update 2023.26.10

Similar to the "New" badges that Tesla added in update 2023.12 that signify which features are new in menus, Tesla will now display a blue dot underneath each app that is new or has been updated.

Daily Charge Limit

Tesla added 'Daily Charge Limit' in update 2023.26
Tesla added 'Daily Charge Limit' in update 2023.26.10

The recommended daily charge level has been updated for some vehicles. Depending on your vehicle, the types of batteries it uses and where it was manufactured, Tesla may have lowered the recommended daily charge limit.

Updated Manual App

Tesla added 'Updated Manual App' in update 2023.26.10
Tesla added 'Updated Manual App' in update 2023.26.10
Tico/X

Software Release Notes are now part of the Manual App, which already houses the owner's manual and tutorials. The app's icon has also been updated slightly.

You can tab between the three sections of the app by tapping on the names near the top.

The Release Notes' left column has been simplified and now only lists the name of the new feature, instead of the category such as "Climate Control Improvements."

Tesla Update 2024.20 Lets Matrix Headlights Adapt to Curves, Adds Supercharger Leaderboards and More

By Karan Singh

Tesla has been on a roll with updates recently, and now update 2024.20 was released to employees over the weekend. This update builds on the many features in the Spring Update and adds a few big improvements.

Adaptive Headlights

New updates to Adaptive Headlights are arriving for European cars with matrix headlights. The new update allows the headlights to adapt to curves in the road ahead of you, enabling better illumination. Having the adaptive headlights work for curves is the second major update for matrix headlights. Update 2024.8 added adaptive high-beam support, letting your high beams stay on longer by turning off select LEDs in the headlights.

Update 2024.2 first brought adaptive high beams to the new Model 3, before it was later introduced to older vehicles with matrix headlights. At this time, it’s not clear whether the improvements to headlights around curves will be exclusive to matrix headlights or also support the new Model 3.

How to Tell If You Have Matrix Headlights

How do you know if you have matrix headlights on your Tesla? On the outer edge of the headlight, there will be a large, round projector dome, like in the image below. If there isn’t a dome, those are standard non-matrix headlights.
Another way to tell is to run a stock light show while facing a wall. If the Tesla logo, in letters, pops up, you have matrix headlights.

Matrix headlights have a circular dome projector on the outer edge.
Matrix headlights have a circular dome projector on the outer edge.

For now, North America still does not have adaptive headlight support, mostly due to legislative and testing issues in the United States. The US recently approved adaptive headlights, and a Tesla employee mentioned they’re working on it. Canada has legalized adaptive headlights since 2018, so we see this deployed in North America at some point in the future.

Supercharger Races on Beach Buggy Racing 2

Tesla is still improving its Arcade functionality, with the addition of local leaderboards at Superchargers in Beach Buggy Racing 2. It appears that each individual Supercharger site will have its own leaderboard, which drivers can compete on while their cars charge. Tesla says there will also be special races to compete in this Beach Buggy Racing 2 update.

Tesla owners can plug in and play with a controller, the touchscreen, or their vehicle’s steering wheel. Thanks to steer-by-wire on the Cybertruck, the actual wheels on the truck won’t move like they do on other Tesla models when playing the game.

We continue to hope that future refreshes to the S, 3, X, and Y will eventually receive steer-by-wire as well, as the feature has quite a few unique uses, whether driving or parked.

Autopilot Strikes and Suspension

An updated Autopilot Strike system, similar to the one that is on Tesla’s upcoming FSD V12.4 update, is on 2024.20 as well. At five strikes, users will be suspended from the use of Autopilot like before, but now Tesla will remove a strike for each 7-day period the driver goes without receiving a strike.

FSD 12.4 also improves vision-based monitoring and removes the steering wheel nag, but that’s not in this latest Tesla update, but will likely be added in the future.

Tesla tends to release new Autopilot features in their FSD updates before releasing them to the wider public for regular Autopilot use.

Hot Weather Improvements

The last set of user-end improvements coming in 2024.20 will be related to hot weather, the opposite of 2024.2.6’s cold weather update. This set of changes intends to improve AUTO mode HVAC performance in hot weather, helping to cool down the cabin faster, while also maintaining comfort at lower noise levels.

There have been several updates in the last six months to Tesla’s HVAC systems, all helping to deliver a quieter, more comfortable experience, with one of the last major ones introducing cool-down or warm-up periods before blowing air into the car cabin.

Tesla Software in China Shows 'Employee FSD Beta Program' as Tesla Prepares for Launch

By Karan Singh

Chris Zeng, a Chinese Tesla content creator on X, recently posted an image with Tesla’s Spring Update – 2024.14, with the words “Employee FSD Beta Program: Registered.”

He also confirmed that although this text appears in the vehicle, there are no actual FSD features enabled yet.

FSD Beta Coming to China

Recently, Tesla began to offer Enhanced Autopilot subscriptions in China, and Chinese corporate giant Baidu announced that it will be providing enhanced 3D mapping for Tesla vehicles as well.

On a recent trip to China, Elon Musk spoke with Premier Li Qiang on the rollout of FSD to China. Later follow-ups said that “it may be possible [for FSD to arrive in China] very soon”.

FSD Shadow Mode

Tesla’s cars can operate FSD in Shadow Mode – which means that the vehicle is running FSD in the background without any real output except analytics. This is a common software practice that lets software engineers compare the process they’re testing against an existing known output and compare the results. In this case, Tesla compares what FSD would do to what the driver does, and any discrepancies are reported back to be analyzed.

With this information, we could guess that FSD has been operating in Shadow Mode in China for a while, and this new Employee FSD Beta Program will be the beginning of employee testing in China, providing even more data for the end-to-end process that is FSD V12.

FSD Beta, not Supervised FSD

Most interestingly, the photo refers to “FSD Beta” instead of “Supervised,” which Tesla started using with FSD 12.3.3 in March 2024. This could imply that FSD in China isn’t ready for a “Supervised” variant, and it’s considered to be in more of a testing stage.

In the photo, we can also see that it says “Wave 1,” which is what Tesla calls the group of employees who receive “pre-release” Tesla updates on their personal vehicles. Wave 1 serves as a final test for software before its released to the public. In most cases, the software is rolled out publicly within a couple of weeks, however, there have been times when bugs are found and Tesla releases revision before a public release.

Release Date

Prior to larger releases here in North America, we generally see Tesla ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) testing and verification vehicles on the roads, which have not yet been spotted in China.

Whether these vehicles will be needed in China is up for debate, but once FSD features begin rolling out to employees, we should get a better idea of a public release in China.

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