Tesla Autopilot software will 'enable full self-driving features'

Tesla Autopilot software will 'enable full self-driving features'

Tesla has repeatedly said Autopilot is meant to be used with an attentive driver whose hands are on the wheel, but the most visible accidents involving Autopilot have included reports of distracted drivers.

"SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around vehicle", Musk wrote. Musk also tweeted over the weekend that the new version of his Roadster two-door sports coupe will feature a SpaceX option, a nod to his rocket company. "SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ∼ 10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around auto", Musk tweeted.

Being "full self-driving", as Elon Musk calls it, doesn't mean that the vehicle will drive itself, though it could.

But the concern is whether Tesla's vehicles will be up to doing that safely. The driver did not have his hands on the wheel.

Tesla will also reveal its new Supercharger later this year, with the technology being released before the year ends.

Could the planned Tesla Roadster use rockets to improve its performance as Musk tweeted
Could the planned Tesla Roadster use rockets to improve its performance as Musk tweeted

"All aspects of the crash remain under investigation as the NTSB determines the probable cause, with the intent of issuing safety recommendations to prevent similar crashes". Tesla's "misleading" marketing, he said, has had the unsafe effect of "providing overconfidence and building you up to thinking it's safer than it actually is".

According to Telsa CEO Elon Musk, to improve the performance, the package option of forthcoming Telsa Roadster will include ten small rocket thrusters, which are arranged around the auto.

"That issue is better in latest autopilot software rolling out now and fully fixed in August update as part of our long-awaited Tesla Version Nine", Musk said, adding that the company has "rightly focused entirely on safety" with previous versions, but now it's time to move to the next level. "These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering".

Tesla wouldn't say if the system performed as designed.

The V9 update may technically make drivers safer, but Telsa and other makers of autonomous vehicles appear to still have a way to go in building public trust in self-driving vehicles.


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