Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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Tesla’s Autopilot is just about to get a ‘full self-driving feature’

Tesla’s Autopilot is just about to get a ‘full self-driving feature’

"One driver tweeted: "@elonmusk I really think the 2018.21.9 update was a step backwards for AP safety.

Tesla argued it had dropped out of the investigation, contending that restrictions on disclosures about the crash could jeopardize public safety by preventing the timely release of information about Autopilot to consumers.

The latest version of Tesla's "over-the-air" software - downloaded wirelessly to compatible vehicles - will be Tesla's first major update in nearly two years. Most cars lack the lidar sensors and 360-degree cameras that can be used to detect lanes, obstacles, and traffic-sensors that are ubiquitous in autonomous test vehicles.

Shortly thereafter, Musk noted that the "next gen Roadster will be absolutely out of this world" and that "for those who love to drive, there is no finer auto in history and we don't think there will be another".

However, letting him about the upcoming Tesla Version 9.0 including major updates for Autopilot 2.0.

Musk said that issue would be addressed in the most current Autopilot update and "fully fixed" in the August update.

The Tesla Model X passenger vehicle was being driven with the company's "Autopilot" features enabled when it crashed into the attenuator - also known as a "crash cushion" - on March 23 this year.

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Troubled electric-car maker Tesla may be set to deliver new, fully autonomous vehicle features later this summer. Although stories about Tesla "drivers" sleeping and sitting in the passenger seat - and, unfortunately, crashing while reliant on the system - abound, Autopilot is only meant to operate under constant driver supervision.

Musk has previously said the software will "never be perfect" and is not created to replace human control of a vehicle.

Back in November 2017, a new generation of the Tesla Roadster was revealed, with production scheduled to start in 2020.

A southbound view of the March 23 accident, as printed in the NTSB report.

Another crash, in Utah, has been tentatively blamed on Autopilot, the owner receiving serious leg injuries when her vehicle slammed into a parked fire truck after she had switched the system on and taken her hands off the wheel. It will also increase the vehicle's range on a full charge to 620 miles. They have cameras, radar and sonar sensors.

Tesla isn't the only company looking into this type of technology.


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