…and these are highways outside the French capital.

The hackers are quick to state some caveats. “Keep in mind our visualizations are not what Tesla devs see out of their car footage and we do not fully understand all the values either (though we have decent visibility into the system now as you can see),” they said. “Since we don’t know anybody inside Tesla development, we don’t even know what sort of visual output their tools have.”

That said, it is an interesting attempt to piece together how a Tesla (and also other cars using similar hardware) is trying to interpret the millions and millions of variables that are happening as you attempt to drive a car at speed. “It’s too bad Tesla is so secretive about their progress in the area and that we need to resort to these measures to shed at least some light on the progress,” the hackers said on Reddit. “Hopefully this will prompt Tesla to also make some official footage available?”

That is unlikely. But Tesla founder Elon Musk has tweeted that Tesla is about to release Autopilot version 9, its biggest software update in two years, which includes dashcam footage using the car’s Autopilot cameras for the first time.

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