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. Certain early production vehicles may also receive complimentary camera replacements. A complimentary hardware upgrade is not available for Full Self-Driving capability subscriptions; however, you may be eligible to upgrade at your cost.
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. A complimentary hardware upgrade to the FSD computer is not available for Full Self-Driving capability subscriptions; however, you may be eligible to upgrade for $1,000.00 plus applicable tax, including installation.
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.
Note: If you’ve recently upgraded to Full Self-Driving capability and your vehicle requires an FSD computer upgrade, it may take up to a week before your upgrade is processed and eligible for an installation appointment. Please schedule your service appointment accordingly.
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?
After the FSD computer is installed, you will continue to have to your existing features and, when paired with FSD capability, you will also have access to more Full Self-Driving capability features like Traffic and Stop Sign Control (Beta). Learn more about currently enabled Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities.
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. Learn more about the features included like Navigate on Autopilot, Smart Summon, Auto Lane Change and Autopark. The FSD computer upgrade does enable recording from all cameras with Sentry Mode and DashCam for vehicles previously equipped with Autopilot computer 2.0 or 2.5 and paired with the Infotainment Upgrade.
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.
Am I eligible for the complimentary camera replacements?
If you have purchased Full Self-Driving Capability and have early production cameras on your Model S or Model X vehicle built prior to September 2017, you are eligible to receive complimentary camera replacements. Only the early production cameras will be replaced with cameras with a different type of color sensor. Camera replacements are not needed on Model 3 vehicles.
When will the camera replacement be available for me?
Starting in November 2021, we will invite customers to schedule service appointments for camera replacements. Invited customers will receive a message in their Tesla app and will see an option to request camera replacements while scheduling a service appointment in Tesla app.
We are working through supply constraints, and the invitations will be staggered as supply allows. Invitations will be sent first to vehicles with the highest safety scores containing Intel Atom® infotainment processors and then to those containing NVIDIA® Tegra® processors.
Can I schedule an appointment for the camera replacement?
If your vehicle is eligible and you have received an invitation, you can schedule an appointment in the Tesla app by selecting 'Schedule Service’ > ‘Upgrades & Accessories’ > ‘Autopilot Camera Upgrade.’
Which camera will be replaced?
The forward-facing cameras, rearward looking side cameras and forward looking side cameras will be replaced. Some vehicles may have a mix of different camera types, and only the early production cameras will be replaced with cameras with a different type of color sensor.
How long will the camera replacements take?
The camera replacement process will take up to an hour to complete.
Can Mobile Service complete the camera replacements?
Yes. The camera replacements may be completed by Mobile Service or at a Tesla Service Center.
Why do early production cameras need to be replaced?
Camera replacements are required to access a continuously expanding suite of Full Self-Driving Capability features.