According to latest reports Electric carmaker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced to roll-out software updates to customers with newer cars, giving them to equality with car-owners who already have “Autopilot 1” and setting the stage to eventually release full self-driving competence.
“HW2 Autopilot software uploading to 1,000 cars this eve. Will then hold to verify no field issues and upload to rest of fleet next week,” Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
Reports said this year closing software update arrives as the automotive and technology industries prepare to incline on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show and Detroit for the North American Worldwide Auto Show.
While auto-car making giant Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not reportedly appearing on CES and the Detroit car show however its plans to host investors at its $5 billion Gigafactory 1 east of Reno, Nevada, instead on Jan. 4, where it builds batteries and energy storage packs.
Meanwhile when Elon Musk proclaimed in October that all cars now being built at the Fremont, California, factory are coming out with with a latest hardware suite to enable full self-driving, he issued a caution that the cars might for the time being lack some of the features currently available on Tesla vehicles with “first generation” Autopilot as the company authenticated the software. That comprises some standard safety features like automatic emergency breaking, collision warning and active cruise control.
But reports said that the customers with the “Hardware 2” suite will be offered all these features.
Furthermore all Tesla Motors (TSLA) cars built since October 2014 carries the Autopilot hardware, which has let the company to gather more than 1.3 billion miles of data from Autopilot-equipped vehicles operating on uneven road and weather conditions.