The electric car manufacturers also released a new security update for all its Model S cars.
Tesla is the forerunner when it comes to electric cars. Tesla is working on an autopilot function. The function will soon be launched. But the autopilot mode will only be available to select owners of the Model S cars.
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The autopilot function will only be provided for testing. The autopilot function will work with the help of a camera, radar and ultrasound sensors. The autopilot function will include alignment behind vehicles in all directions. Speed limit will be maintained with programmed adherence and emergency brakes.
The autopilot technology will be available through a system update. After testing the technology will be provided to all the Model S owners, reported AFP.
Tesla may be launching the testing of the autopilot but it is a long way from an autonomous electric car. Apple on the other hand is hoping to be able to beat Tesla to an autonomous electric car.
Today Tesla also announced it has developed and installed a security update. The over-the-air security update is intended for Model S system vulnerabilities. Tesla researchers themselves found 6 flaws in the Model S system.
The researchers have also come up with a fix for the problem. But Tesla did warn the security of every single Model S needs to be upgraded by the owners.
Tesla has also been working relentlessly on its charging technology. The prototype charger presented this summer has an automatic plugging feature. Another technology uses electromagnetic field to charge the electric cars wirelessly.
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Currently the Model S line is the fastest 100% electric sedan in the world. Tesla aims to release the Model X by the end of this year. By 2017 Tesla will also unveil the Model 3 an affordable electric Sedan.