Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Tesla software upgrade leads to full autonomy

Tesla software upgrade leads to full autonomy

Musk has already promised a summer release of a new on-ramp/off-ramp feature for Enhanced Autopilot.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims a new Tesla software update is coming in August that will bring more autonomy to Autopilot.

The news, announced in a Musk tweet late Monday, comes at a time when earlier versions of the semi-autonomous Autopilot system have come under intense scrutiny. Autopilot resources, he said, had so far "rightly focused entirely on safety".

"The increased nags made it so I simply didn't use AP anymore because even with hands on the wheel it still would nag". The stock is also in the green in after-hours activity.

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However, letting him about the upcoming Tesla Version 9.0 including major updates for Autopilot 2.0. It also has the ability to retain its place in a lane.

Autopilot in its current form is a driver-assistance system that still requires the driver to pay attention and be ready to take control of the steering wheel. In the last six seconds, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel. It subsequently accelerated after clearing traffic and slammed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101, hit two other vehicles and burst into flames.

Tesla's COPV solution for the performance model of Tesla Roadster will pump air from the car's battery and will refuel the system automatically, so it'll still technically be all-electric.

Meanwhile, the NTSB in a preliminary finding into the crash in Mountain View. The automaker subsequently updated the system, replacing some of its hardware, as well as modifying its software. "With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features".

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Proposed labor rules would require Tesla and other electric auto manufacturers in California to certify its employees are being treated well in order for customers to claim electric vehicle rebates.

Tesla electric cars such as the Model S and Model X are known for their sleek looks, hefty price tags and rapid acceleration.

As for the flying bit, while the Roadster may be capable of small jumps, Musk has previously spoken against the idea of true flying cars, saying they'd be too noisy and risky.

Tesla shares closed 0.50% higher at $317.66.

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Tesla unveiled the new Roadster in November.

Musk also stated that the Model Y could overtake the Model 3 in terms of sales, owing to the popularity that SUVs enjoy in worldwide markets. Musk called the new Tesla Roadster a "smackdown" to conventional vehicle companies, and after taking a look at the specs, I think he has a point.

Musk tweeted and said that the flame spitting engines and the burning rocket fuel are not legal. "Tesla Autopilot does not prevent all accidents-such a standard would be impossible-but it makes them much less likely to occur", the March blog said.

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