Tesla Autopilot Available As Software Update For Model S

Posted: Oct 15 2015, 4:23am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 15 2015, 4:25am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Tesla Autopilot Available as Software Update for Model S
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  • Tesla autopilot available as update for Model S!

The autopilot feature will allow steering and parking of the Model S sedans to some extent.

Tesla just unveiled its autopilot feature. The autopilot feature will be available for the latest Model S sedans. The feature will come as an update in the software of the Model S sedans. The update will be released on Thursday.

The CEO of Tesla imparted although the autopilot feature is available it does not mean giving up all driving responsibilities. According to Elon Musk drivers should keep on holding the steering wheel even in autopilot.

Since the feature is still only in its beat mode. So full hands off driving is still not recommended. Over time keeping hands on steering wheel will not be necessary. Putting the autopilot on road will help improve the program. 

The autopilot feature will be available for Tesla Model S cars built after September 2014. The feature will first be issued in the US. Autopilot will be launched in Europe and Asia a week after the American debut.  

Autopilot will be launched through an over the air upgrade. Reports present during the announcement made at Tesla’s Silicon Valley branch were given a test drive.

According to the driver whenever they took their hands off the dashboard flashed with a warning. The  Model S sedan illuminated the words ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ for the driver. 

In difficult driving conditions the autopilot will release audio alerts. If the warning is not seeded then the car will stop gradually. Especially during navigation the autopilot may slow the car. The feature has since been dubbed ‘AutoSteer’ as it is a hands on feature. 

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