Tesla’s Hidden ‘Elon Mode’ Revealed

Tesla’s Hidden ‘Elon Mode’ Revealed

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Well-known Tesla hacker and a treasure trove of undiscovered Tesla secrets, @GreenTheOnly has once again made waves in the Tesla community. His recent Twitter revelation uncovers a hidden gem in Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta software – a unique feature named ‘Elon Mode’.

@GreenTheOnly’s tweets give the world a peek into this under-the-radar feature that is yet to see public release. His deep dive into the hidden depths of Tesla’s software brings to light an interesting twist to how Tesla’s FSD Beta monitors driver attentiveness.

‘Elon Mode’ – Redefining Driver Monitoring

The driver monitoring system in Tesla vehicles is known for its ‘nag’ feature. This alerts drivers to maintain their focus on the road and requires them to exert resistance on the steering wheel, signifying their attentiveness. ‘Elon Mode’ brings a paradigm shift to this system.

In ‘Elon Mode’, featured above, the car switches from steering wheel ‘nags’ to a more advanced driver monitoring method. It employs only the internal camera to keep a watchful eye on the driver, ensuring they are not distracted. This is a significant stride towards enabling hands-off driving, a promising prospect for Tesla’s global user base.

Green’s Intriguing Experience with ‘Elon Mode’

Taking us on a virtual ride spanning nearly 1,000km, Green shares his firsthand experience with ‘Elon Mode’. During this journey, Green enjoyed the luxury of a nag-free ride, thanks to Tesla’s computer vision-based driver monitoring.

Green observed that the irritating nuisances of the FSD, such as random lane changes and slower driving speed, become less noticeable if he doesn’t have to watch the car continually. He even entertained the idea of reading a book or browsing a website, suggesting that the mild, non-human driving choices made during the journey go virtually unnoticed.

He commended the FSD’s performance on divided highways and revealed that there’s a fair chance the car can navigate between two points without needing any human input. He even ventured that if this technology were offered as Level 3 automation, where the driver doesn’t need to pay attention constantly, it would be a “solid deal at $15k” (historical FSD prices).

Despite the benefits, Green also highlights the downside of ‘Elon Mode’. Giving the car free rein to make unnecessary lane changes could incite road rage from other drivers. This suggests there’s still room for refinement before ‘Elon Mode’ is ready for public release.

Green’s journey in Elon Mode offers a promising glimpse into the future of autonomous driving. While it’s not clear when this hidden mode will be publicly accessible, one thing is certain – the future of driving is closer than we think.

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