Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ gets an upgrade

Tesla owners will get an automatic upgrade with their vehicles’ self-driving pc software, the business’s CEO Elon Musk has revealed in a tweet.

Set to go are now living in August, the V9 up-date will build regarding Tesla fleet’s Autopilot feature, enhancing its autonomous navigation capabilities and bringing motorists one step closer to real hands-free driving.

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In tweet, Musk said current difficulties with the application could be “fully fixed in August update”, as well as the V9 revision would “begin make it possible for full self-driving features”.

Better safe than sorry?

The update comes amid a storm of bad publicity for Tesla lately, after numerous crashes were associated with drivers utilising the Autopilot function. 

Although the business has over and over repeatedly pointed to human mistake in such cases, the ‘Autopilot’ branding has left some drivers confused concerning the abilities associated with software, which is nevertheless at this time more of an ‘assist’ function compared to a a totally autonomous driver/navigator.

The V9 change may technically make motorists safer, but Telsa alongside manufacturers of autonomous automobiles may actually still have way to go in building general public trust in self-driving vehicles.

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