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Tesla releases some GPL opensource bits


Curious member
Jan 16, 2017
I got an email that I am sure many people were awaiting for years (I was awaiting and hoping tor it for more than a year myself).

The wait is almost over, rejoice!

I’m reaching out you since you are someone who has expressed interest or requested open source code from Tesla in the past.

We would like to let you know that we now have two repositories on GitHub that might be of interest. You can find them here:



Today they contain the buildroot material that is used to build the system image on our Autopilot platform, and the kernel sources for those boards as well as the NvidiaTegra-based infotainment system in Model S/X. It is expected to be amended with material for other systems in the car in the near future.

Currently the material that is there is representative of the 2018.12 release, but it will be updated with new versions corresponding to new releases over time.

It does not contain the proprietary applications Tesla has built on top of this system image such as the actual Autopilot software stack, Nvidia proprietary binaries, etc.

Work is underway on preparing sources in other areas as well, together with a more coordinated information page. We wanted to let you know about this material as it is available now while work continues on the other parts.

For further questions, please contact [email protected].

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