2024.15.5 Release Notes: Tesla FSD 12.4.1 without Steering Wheel Nag

Cabin camera monitoring

Tesla has started rolling out its 2024.15.5 software update for owner testers and it includes the latest Full Self-Driving (FSD) Supervised version 12.4.1. Elon Musk said a weekend rollout was possible and here it is as promised!

This version includes the new cabin camera driver monitoring, which will eliminate the steering wheel nag. But there are limitations as you’ll need to be showing your eyes at all times. That means no low brim hats or sunglasses. There’s now also a new green dot indicator to show when the camera is monitoring you (similar to the notification iPhone owners get when the camera is being used by an app).

Here’s an update of what the green dot looks like from @WholeMarsBlog:

FSD (Supervised) v12.4.1

  • The city-streets driving stack now uses a single end-to-end neural network.
  • Trained on millions of video clips, it replaces over 300k lines of explicit C++ code.

Full Self-Driving (Supervised)

  • Can drive your Tesla almost anywhere under your supervision.
  • Performs lane changes, selects forks, navigates around vehicles and objects, and makes turns.
  • Requires you and authorized users to remain attentive; it does not make the vehicle autonomous.
  • Enabled by pulling the drive stalk down once.
  • Can be disabled in Autopilot Settings.

Autopilot Suspension

Safety Measures:

  • Use of FSD (Supervised) will be suspended if improper usage is detected.
  • Improper usage is defined by receiving five “Autopilot Strikeouts.”
  • An Autopilot Strikeout occurs when the system forcefully disengages after several warnings for inattentiveness.
  • Driver-initiated disengagements do not count as improper usage.
  • One Strikeout is forgiven for each 7-day period without a Strikeout.
  • The feature becomes unavailable for approximately one week after suspension.

Vision-Based Attention Monitoring

Driver Monitoring:

  • Primarily uses the cabin camera to check driver attentiveness.
  • Requires clear and continuous visibility of the driver’s eyes.
  • If the cabin camera is obstructed, the system will use a combination of torque-based and vision-based monitoring.
  • A green dot appears next to the steering wheel icon on the touchscreen when the cabin camera is active.
  • Warnings appear if inattentiveness is detected, escalating to a Strikeout with continuous inattention.
  • Cabin camera images do not leave the vehicle unless data sharing is enabled.

Check out this first drive of FSD (Supervised) 12.4.1 at night with @WholeMarsBlog. Cabin camera monitoring also works at night:

YouTube video