Full Self Driving Capability Subscription Agreement
Full Self-Driving capability is a driver assistance program that enhances safety and convenience behind the wheel and is now available to many Tesla vehicles through a paid subscription. Check out www.tesla.com/support/autopilot for more information. When you subscribe to Full Self-Driving capability, you (and any other drivers of your vehicle) are agreeing to everything said here and on that support page.
Payments. You’re responsible for making your monthly subscription payments on time and in full. Your monthly subscription payments might change in the future, but we’ll give you one month’s notice before doing so.
Full Self-Driving capability requires your vehicle to also have Autopilot. If your purchase of Autopilot is refunded, your access to Full-Self Driving capability will end and we won’t reimburse or prorate any of your subscription payments.
Term; Cancellation. You can cancel this monthly subscription at any time through your Tesla Account. If you do cancel, your monthly payment won’t be prorated.
We might suspend or cancel your subscription if you’re using Full Self-Driving capability for anything unauthorized or inappropriate or if you stop paying.
Feature Availability; Use. Full Self-Driving capability features are subject to change, limited by region and require your vehicle to have a compatible Autopilot package and hardware. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval, which may take longer in some jurisdictions.
Active Supervision; Responsibility. Full Self-Driving capability features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. You’re responsible for any and all speeding, tolls, parking, and other traffic violations even when the features are in use. It’s your responsibility to make sure that you only use Full Self-Driving capability features when it’s safe and legal to do so.
Limitation of Liability. We’re not responsible for what lawyers call “incidental, special or consequential damages.” If we have a disagreement, the most we’ll reimburse you is one monthly subscription payment.
Agreement to Arbitrate. Please carefully read this provision, which applies to any dispute between you and Tesla, Inc. and its affiliates, (together “Tesla”).
If you have a concern or dispute, please send a written notice describing it and your desired resolution to email@example.com.
If not resolved within 60 days, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between you and Tesla will not be decided by a judge or jury but instead by a single arbitrator in an arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules. This includes claims arising before this Agreement, such as claims related to statements about our products.
We will pay all AAA fees for any arbitration, which will be held in the city or county of your residence. To learn more about the Rules and how to begin an arbitration, you may call any AAA office or go to www.adr.org.
The arbitrator may only resolve disputes between you and Tesla, and may not consolidate claims without the consent of all parties. The arbitrator cannot hear class or representative claims or requests for relief on behalf of others subscribing to Full Self-Driving capability. In other words, you and Tesla may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action. If a court or arbitrator decides that any part of this agreement to arbitrate cannot be enforced as to a particular claim for relief or remedy, then that claim or remedy (and only that claim or remedy) must be brought in court and any other claims must be arbitrated.
If you prefer, you may instead take an individual dispute to small claims court.
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These are sources for various systems on Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3. The directory structure is as follows:
Pass-through source drop for the parrot BlueTooth module.
For Autopilot and Infotainment system image sources, see:
- Main branch is buildroot-2019.02
- See README.Tesla for more information on contents and configurations
For Autopilot and Infotainment kernel sources, see:
- intel-4.1: Infotainment Intel kernel
- tegra-2.6: Infotainment Tegra kernel
- tegra-4.4: Infotainment Tegra kernel
- tesla-3.18-hw2: Autopilot Nvidia kernel
- tesla-3.18-hw25: Autopilot Nvidia kernel
- tesla-4.14-hw3: Autopilot Tesla kernel
For Autopilot coreboot sources, see:
Forthcoming releases and estimated timelines:
- Harman Radio module for Model 3
- Pass-through source drop: Q3 2018
- Cellular modem modules for Model S, Model X and Model 3
- Pass-through source drops: Q3 2018
On June 12, 2014, Tesla announced that it will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use its technology. Tesla was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport, and this policy is intended to encourage the advancement of a common, rapidly-evolving platform for electric vehicles, thereby benefiting Tesla, other companies making electric vehicles, and the world. These guidelines provide further detail as to how we are implementing this policy.
Tesla irrevocably pledges that it will not initiate a lawsuit against any party for infringing a Tesla Patent through activity relating to electric vehicles or related equipment for so long as such party is acting in good faith. Key terms of the Pledge are explained below.
Definition of Key Terms
"Tesla Patents" means all patents owned now or in the future by Tesla (other than a patent owned jointly with a third party or any patent that Tesla later acquires that comes with an encumbrance that prevents it from being subject to this Pledge). A list of Tesla Patents subject to the Pledge will be maintained at the following URL: https://www.tesla.com/legal/additional-resources#patent-list.
A party is "acting in good faith" for so long as such party and its related or affiliated companies have not:
- asserted, helped others assert or had a financial stake in any assertion of (i) any patent or other intellectual property right against Tesla or (ii) any patent right against a third party for its use of technologies relating to electric vehicles or related equipment;
- challenged, helped others challenge, or had a financial stake in any challenge to any Tesla patent; or
- marketed or sold any knock-off product (e.g., a product created by imitating or copying the design or appearance of a Tesla product or which suggests an association with or endorsement by Tesla) or provided any material assistance to another party doing so.
Transfer of Tesla Patents
Should Tesla ever transfer a Tesla Patent to a third party, it will do so only to a party that agrees, by means of a public declaration intended to be binding on such party, to provide the same protection that Tesla provided under the Pledge and to place the same requirement on any subsequent transferee.
The Pledge, which is irrevocable and legally binding on Tesla and its successors, is a "standstill," meaning that it is a forbearance of enforcement of Tesla’s remedies against any party for claims of infringement for so long as such party is acting in good faith. In order for Tesla to preserve its ability to enforce the Tesla Patents against any party not acting in good faith, the Pledge is not a waiver of any patent claims (including claims for damages for past acts of infringement) and is not a license, covenant not to sue, or authorization to engage in patented activities or a limitation on remedies, damages or claims. Except as expressly stated in the Pledge, no rights shall be deemed granted, waived or received by implication, exhaustion, estoppel or otherwise. Finally, the Pledge is not an indication of the value of an arms-length, negotiated license or a reasonable royalty.
What this pledge means is that as long as someone uses our patents for electric vehicles and doesn’t do bad things, such as knocking off our products or using our patents and then suing us for intellectual property infringement, they should have no fear of Tesla asserting its patents against them.
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Tesla, Inc. and its subsidaries ("Tesla") requires our suppliers (defined as all companies or individuals from which Tesla is receiving goods and services as well as their personnel, agents and subcontractors) to conduct their worldwide operations in a responsible manner, consistent with Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and in adherence to this responsible materials policy and the principles enumerated herein in addition to the requirements in our Human Rights Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct. Tesla will work collaboratively with our suppliers to ensure diligent implementation of the requirements set forth herein and will verify and enforce compliance fairly and consistently when necessary.
Legal And Regulatory Compliance
Tesla suppliers are responsible for ensuring that their operations and the products and services supplied to Tesla comply with all national as well as other applicable laws and regulations. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, compliance with relevant laws governing bribery, corruption, and conflicts of interest.
Responsible Materials Policy
The goal of Tesla’s responsible materials policy is to ensure that the way our suppliers source raw materials and their derivatives is not contrary to Tesla’s mission to create a sustainable future. Tesla's suppliers are required to use reasonable efforts to ensure that their parts and products supplied to Tesla do not contribute to armed conflict, human rights abuses, or environmental degradation, regardless of sourcing location. For all materials used in Tesla products, Tesla requires its suppliers to establish policies, due diligence frameworks, and management systems consistent with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas or the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Tesla’s requirements for suppliers are designed to accomplish the goal of only sourcing materials from suppliers who behave in concordance with our company mission.
Tesla’s goal is to create a conflict-free value chain. As a U.S. public company, Tesla files an annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act detailing our due diligence efforts to understand the origin of the conflict minerals used in its products and the company’s efforts to eliminate in our value chain any benefits from our sourcing of these materials to armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. The SEC currently defines “conflict minerals,” also known as “3TG,” as:
||wolframite (tungsten); and|
||any derivatives of the above.|
When sourcing 3TG materials, Tesla expects suppliers to share our goal and implement steps to create a conflict-free supply chain. Where our suppliers source directly from smelters or refiners (“SoRs”), we require sourcing only from SoRs that have been validated as conflict-free by the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s (“RMI”) Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (“RMAP”) or equivalent program. For our suppliers who do not source directly from an SoR, we expect them to engage with their own supply chain and require sourcing only from SoRs that are conformant to the RMAP. When we discover suppliers with non-conformant SoRs, Tesla requires these suppliers to transition to a fully conformant supply chains without delay. Suppliers may be requested to provide evidence of changes to their supply chain to prove the removal of non-conformant SoRs. Tesla recognizes the importance of mining to local communities and encourages ethical sourcing from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As recommended by the OECD, we do not support an embargo, implicit or explicit, of any DRC material, but instead allow sourcing from the region when it can be done in a responsible manner through audited value chains.
In addition to conflict minerals, Tesla recognizes the potential for abuse and environmental damage in the sourcing of raw materials associated with other materials, including cobalt, nickel, lithium and mica, among others. As with 3TG suppliers, Tesla requires these suppliers to document their efforts to monitor their supply chain for any red flags indicating the use of child or forced labor or contribution to conflict or human rights abuses as well as environmental impacts in the mining or processing of these materials throughout the value chain. Suppliers must implement due diligence programs for the value chains of these materials and are expected to use the RMI’s reporting template for the collection of information where such a template is available. For all other materials, Tesla will continuously assess their sourcing for potential risks and red flags, and where any are identified will engage with those suppliers to address any issues and require cooperation with our efforts.
The sharing of sourcing information is critical to our efforts to source responsibly, and all Tesla suppliers are required to provide information upon request on their sourcing, due diligence efforts and findings for all materials included in this responsible materials policy.
Last Updated May 2021
Tesla believes the ethical treatment of all people and regard for human rights is core to our mission of a sustainable future and believe all businesses within our supply chain have a responsibility to support our mission and share our respect for human rights. This human rights policy is the formalization of our commitment to uphold and respect these rights and the values they represent. We endorse and base our definition of human rights on the United Nation's Universal Declaration for Human Rights (“UDHR”). The UDHR focuses on dignity, respect, and equality, without discrimination, for all people. We are committed to upholding these rights and values throughout our value chain – including with respect to our employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. We expect that our suppliers will also support and promote these values in their own operations and in those of their own suppliers.
Addressing human rights risks is an ongoing effort, involving engagement with our value chain for potential impacts, incorporating the input from external stakeholders as well as reviewing and updating our own policies where necessary. With this understanding, Tesla is committed to addressing any potential human rights issues both within our own operations and those of our value chain.
Health and Safety
Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that their employees and contractors are provided with a safe and healthy work environment. Tesla’s Supplier Code of Conduct provides guidance on Tesla’s expectations and regulatory compliance procedures for the health and safety of Tesla’s own employees. Suppliers should review our Supplier Code of Conduct to understand our minimum requirements for health and safety within their own operations.
Forced Labor, Slavery and Human Trafficking
Tesla is committed to ensuring that its entire value chain—from raw materials to final production—is free of any form of slave or forced labor, debt bondage or human trafficking. Tesla does not, and will not, tolerate the use of any non-voluntary, including prison, labor of any age in the manufacture of its products and does not, and will not, accept products or services from suppliers that engage in forced labor or human trafficking in any form. Human trafficking and slavery are crimes under state, federal and international law. We do not allow any direct or indirect control tactics including, corporal punishment or the threat of corporal punishment economic, emotional, or familial abuses at our facilities and will not allow it in the facilities of our suppliers. Tesla recognizes that these crimes exist in countries throughout the world and requires our suppliers to help in our efforts to end them regardless of geographic location or place in our value chain.
Respectful Workplace and Equal Opportunities
Tesla recognizes the value of different backgrounds and perspectives in our workforce, and fully promotes equal opportunity for all employees, both current and prospective. Just as we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national origin, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law, regulation or ordinance, we require our suppliers to similarly respect the people in their workforces.
In our own operations, Tesla strives to reduce the impact to the environment by using renewable energy, recycling of materials and biodiversity conservation, to name a few of our efforts. We expect our suppliers to share our goal of recognizing environmental protection as a key principle of a sustainable future. Additional information on our expectations relating to environmental protection from our suppliers can be found in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Child Labor and Young Workers
Tesla strictly follows local and national laws restricting the employment of underage workers. Regardless of local laws, no workers at a facility or location that provides materials used in Tesla products may be under the age of 15. Tesla encourages the development of potential future employees using internships or student worker programs. However, these programs should be designed for the benefit and include training of the students. Participants in such programs may not perform work that is likely to endanger their health or safety, including night shifts or overtime. All participants fairly compensated for their work based on local laws.
Relationship with Communities
Tesla is dedicated to being a responsible member of the communities in which we live and operate. This goes beyond our ability to create jobs and contribute to local value creation. We expect suppliers to also take every effort to continuously improve the positive aspects and reduce any negative impact of their operations on the local community, including with respect to environmental, social, and other quality of life factors.
The mining industry on which Tesla relies to source many raw materials that go into our products has historically had an adverse impact on the rights of indigenous peoples and communities in the areas in which they operate. For all raw material extraction and processing used in Tesla products, we expect our mining industry suppliers to engage with legitimate representatives of indigenous communities and include the right to free and informed consent in their operations.
All Tesla employees and contractors are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the above policies. Tesla may periodically update these policies to maintain their relevancy to our growing operations and risks identified within our value chain. In addition, Tesla will:
- train relevant employees regarding conflict minerals, human trafficking, child labor and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within Tesla's value chain;
- investigate if we have any reasonable basis to believe that a Tesla supplier is engaging in human trafficking, slave, or child labor, or use of conflict minerals; and
- transition away from purchasing goods or services from any supplier that is believed to be engaging in human trafficking, slave, or child labor, or use of conflict minerals if the supplier does not take corrective actions within a reasonable timeframe.
Supplier Compliance to Policy Expectations
Tesla follows the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business when identifying risks within our value chain. We require suppliers to cooperate with our efforts and assist in identifying and removing practices within our value chain that are contradictory to our policies. Suppliers are required to provide requested information regarding potential violations of our policies within the value chain. Suppliers should also refer to Tesla’s Supplier Code of Conduct for details on our expectations for management systems and practices we expect our suppliers to maintain. For all applicable Tesla policies and as allowed for by laws within the countries our suppliers operate in, Tesla suppliers must:
- evaluate their supply chain to address risks related to the Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, including with respect to conflict minerals, human trafficking, slavery, child labor and environmental impacts, and, upon request, share their findings with Tesla;
- audit suppliers in their value chain in order to evaluate their compliance with Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, and, upon request, share the scope and findings of these evaluations with Tesla;
- certify that their materials incorporated into Tesla products comply with all relevant laws regarding conflict minerals, slavery, child labor and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business and, upon request, provide evidence of the accuracy of this certification; and
- ensure that all employees, contractors and subcontractors act in accordance Tesla's Human Rights and Responsible Materials Policies, including providing adequate training and taking disciplinary or termination measures when appropriate.
Last Updated July 2021
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Last Updated June 2021
UK Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
Last Updated June 2021
UK Tax Strategy
In accordance with Paragraph 22(2), Schedule 19 of the Finance Act 2016, Tesla sets out below its tax strategy for all UK companies within the Tesla group. This strategy applies from the date of publication until it is superseded. Unless otherwise stated, ‘Tesla’ and ‘the Company’ refer to all UK companies within the Tesla group.
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla designs, develops, manufactures, leases and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles, solar energy generation systems and energy storage products. The activities of the Tesla UK group companies are limited to performing marketing, sales and distribution functions, including on-the-ground sales efforts. The Tesla UK group companies remain dependent on the overall success of the business at a global level.
Approach to risk management and governance in relation to UK taxation
Tesla is committed to being a responsible taxpayer and to comply with the tax laws and regulations in all the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including the United Kingdom. The Company has a consistent process in place to identify, manage and mitigate exposure to issues that may have a negative impact on the business. The Company works closely with external advisors to ensure tax risks are adequately managed and that the Company remains up to date with the latest tax changes that may affect the business.
Tesla is mindful of its reputation in the marketplace and aims to minimize the level of risk in relation to UK taxation. Tesla is not prepared to accept risk levels that expose the Company to reputational risks. However, given the scale of Tesla’s business and the complexity of tax legislation, it is inevitable that tax risks will arise. To ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible, risk management policies and governance arrangements are in place, including controls specifically relating to tax that must be adhered to for all tax types.
Approach to tax planning and level of risk in relation to UK taxation
Tesla is not engaged in tax planning other than that which is permitted by law and which is in line with the commercial business and economic activities. The primary tax objective of the Company is to comply with tax filing, tax reporting and tax payment obligations in the UK in order to ensure that the right amount of tax is paid at the right time. In relation to cross-border transactions, Tesla applies the OECD standard and ensures that the transfer pricing policies are in line with the “arm’s length principle”.
Tesla operates under the principle that tax follows business decisions and consequently commercial needs take precedence over tax planning opportunities. The Company has a low risk appetite in respect of taxation and seeks to minimize the risk of uncertainty or disputes.
Relationship with HMRC
Tesla seeks to maintain an open, professional and transparent relationship with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (‘HMRC’). In this respect, Tesla commits to make full and accurate disclosures in tax returns and in correspondence with HMRC. Tesla works constructively and proactively with HMRC and deals with issues in a timely and collaborative manner.
Published 15 December 2020 as required by Tesla’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2019.
Unsupported or Salvaged Vehicle Policy
An unsupported or salvaged vehicle is a vehicle that has been declared a total loss, commonly after extensive damage caused by a crash, flooding, fire, or similar hazard, and has been (or qualifies to be) registered and/or titled by its owner as a salvaged vehicle or its equivalent pursuant to local jurisdiction or industry practice. Salvage registration/titling typically can never be removed from the vehicle so that all future persons understand the condition and value of the vehicle. Tesla does not warrant the safety or operability of salvaged vehicles. Repairs performed to bring a salvaged vehicle back into service may not meet Tesla standards or specifications and that is why the vehicle is unsupported. Consequently, any failures, damages, or injuries occurring as a result of such repairs or continued operation of an unsupported vehicle are solely the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
Until Tesla can confirm that the vehicle is in compliance with Tesla’s safety standards and vehicle specifications, Tesla does not perform or support repairs involving the HV (high-voltage) battery systems in the vehicle because of the potential for the salvage vehicle to have sustained damage that:
- Makes the vehicle unsafe to drive
- Makes the vehicle unsafe for any repair technicians that might work on the vehicle
- Might damage Tesla equipment, such as Superchargers
When a vehicle is classified as a salvaged vehicle:
- Any Tesla limited warranties and extended service agreements for the vehicle are void.
NOTE: Repairs due to recalls will be performed unless the safe repair of the vehicle is prevented either by the condition of the vehicle or by vehicle modifications not installed by Tesla. If the Tesla Service Center determines that the vehicle is not safe to repair, the recall-related repair will not be performed until the customer has returned the vehicle to a condition that the Service Center determines is safe to repair.
- Supercharging is permanently disabled.
- Parts availability is not affected. Any Unrestricted or Over-the-Counter part may be purchased for a salvage-titled vehicle.
- A “Salvage-Titled Vehicle HV Safety Inspection” may be performed (at the customer’s expense) on the vehicle to determine if the HV-related components are safe to work on or access.
For more information about this policy, please contact a Tesla Service Center.
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