When Tesla first released its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software last year, it came with radically different visualizations that showed nearby objects as a series of multi-coloured dots and boxes.
The visualizations improved substantially with the release of V9 earlier this summer, now displaying the surrounding environment with solid lines and cars. Drivers knew with confidence how much of the surrounding environment the car could understand based on the clarity and thickness of the lines on the screen.
While FSD Beta is still officially limited to the US, owners in other regions will soon get to enjoy the visualizations.
Responding to a Twitter user who asked for them to be released to non-beta testers in Europe, Musk said the option will “hopefully” be pushed to the fleet next month.
Good point, we could enable visualization before control. Will enable that option hopefully next month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2021
It is unclear of the visualizations will be pushed to the entire fleet, or only those who have purchased the FSD package. It would make sense for the automaker to make it available to everyone as it would likely help increase the rate of FSD adoption if owners can get a taste of what the software has to offer.
Although unconfirmed, it is also likely the visualizations will only work on cars equipped with the newer HW3.0 computer which has been included in cars built since mid-2019.