On the night Tesla is supposed to release the coveted Full Self-Driving (FSD) button, they have first pushed a new version of their mobile app, V4.1.0, to the iOS App Store.
UPDATE: The FSD button has arrived, learn more here.
According to the release notes the update includes a number of new features that owners have been asking for. This includes the ability to adjust charge current, scheduled departure, or scheduled charging from within the app.
Owners of cars with BioWeapon Defense Mode can also now enable the feature through the app.
But most importantly was the asterisks at the bottom which said you need vehicle software version 2021.36 or higher for the features to work. Since this version has not been released yet, it is a good bet that is going to be the update that contains the FSD button.
Another sign that this is likely the case was discovered later by Teslascope, who found some code within the app that talks about Tesla Insurance and daily breakdowns of driving telemetry.
‼️ There is no direct confirmation of these strings or UI relating to the Full Self-Driving Beta at this time.
— Teslascope (@teslascope) September 25, 2021
Elon Musk has previously said that the Tesla Insurance calculator will be running in the background of any vehicle that pushes the button, and FSD will only download after a week of being rated as a “good driver.”
If you were planning on staying up late tonight for the release of the button, you might end up disappointed. According to a Tesla Autopilot engineer, not everyone will receive it tonight. This is due to a number of reasons, including intense server load to push an update to the entire fleet at once.
The wait won’t be long, as the engineer says the biggest rollout of the button will take place Saturday afternoon.
Unfortunately, not everyone will get the button tonight. Elon should really tweet for people to not stay up as the biggest rollout will occur tommorow afternoon.
— Amin A. (@armanthehacker) September 25, 2021
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