Full Self-Driving Computer Installations

We designed and engineered our Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer from the ground up to rapidly process neural networks — the foundation for how we train and develop Autopilot. While our cars require active driver supervision and are not fully autonomous today, the FSD computer is capable of delivering intelligent performance and control to enable a new level of safety and autonomy, without impacting cost or range.

With the Full Self-Driving computer and the purchase of Full Self-Driving capability, you can receive access to additional FSD capability features through future over-the-air software updates.

If you purchased Full Self-Driving capability and have Autopilot computer 2.0 or 2.5, you are eligible for a complimentary upgrade to FSD computer.

Schedule your installation from the Tesla app by selecting 'Schedule Service' > ‘Accessories' > ‘Upgrades & Accessories’ > ‘Full Self-Driving computer.’

Frequently Asked Questions


How can I confirm my current computer configuration?
Check your configuration from your touchscreen. Select ‘Controls’ > ‘Software’ and confirm Autopilot computer type. Then press ‘Additional Vehicle Information.’

Am I eligible for the FSD computer upgrade?
If you have purchased Full Self-Driving capability and have Autopilot computer 2.0 or 2.5, you are eligible to receive a complimentary installation of our FSD computer.

When will the FSD computer upgrade be available for me?
The complimentary FSD computer upgrade for owners with Full Self-Driving capability is now available.


Can I schedule an appointment for the FSD computer installation?
If your car is eligible and the upgrade is available for your car, you can schedule an appointment in the Tesla app by selecting 'Schedule Service’ > ‘Accessories' > ‘Upgrades & Accessories’ > ‘Full Self-Driving computer.’

How long will the FSD computer installation take?
The installation process will typically take about an hour to complete but may take longer depending on your configuration.

What happens to the data from my old computer?
To maintain all of your settings and preferences, your data will first be securely transferred to your new FSD computer. Following that transfer, we will perform a factory reset on your car’s old computer before it is replaced with your FSD computer upgrade. You may also conduct a factory reset at any time by tapping ‘Controls’ > ‘Service’ > ‘Factory Reset.’


Will my car performance or features change after the FSD computer is installed?
With the exception of the latest Driving Visualization, the FSD Computer installation will not affect the performance of your car and is not required to use any driver assistance features we offer.

What will I get when I purchase the Full Self-Driving capability?
You will get access to a suite of more advanced driver assistance features, designed to provide more active guidance and automatic driving under your active supervision.

Will the FSD computer make my car fully autonomous?
Not yet. All Tesla cars require active driver supervision and are not autonomous. With the FSD computer, we expect to achieve a new level of autonomy as we gain billions of miles of experience using our features. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions.