Tesla’s Updated Full Self-Driving Tech Will Now Nag You Less

Tesla has reportedly started to roll out its Full Self-Driving (FSD) v12.4 software update to the company’s internal fleet and will also roll it out to others in due course.

The new upgrade will include a number of changes including a reduction in the number of times drivers will have to intervene.

According to the Tesla software’s release notes (Via NotATeslaApp) the system will now rely on the cabin camera to decide whether the driver is paying attention, saying that the system will require a good view of the driver’s eyes which means no sunglasses or low hats.

When Full Self-Driving (Supervised) is enabled, the driver monitoring system now primarily relies on the cabin camera to determine driver attentiveness. This enhancement is available on vehicles equipped with a cabin camera and only when the cabin camera has clear and continuous visibility of the driver’s eyes (e.g., the camera is not occluded, there is sufficient cabin illumination, and the driver is looking forward at the road ahead and not wearing sunglasses, a hat with a low brim, or other objects covering the eyes).

The release notes add that the system will continue to require people to place their hands on the steering wheel to prove that they are paying attention when the above criteria aren’t met, while the company also noted that the data the cabin camera collects does not leave the vehicle.

Those with compatible Tesla electric vehicles should start to see the update arrive starting this week.

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