Tesla Autopilot 8 Software Update Details Come Friday Says Elon Musk

Posted: Sep 9 2016, 3:15am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 10 2016, 1:31pm CDT , in Cars & Vehicles


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Tesla Autopilot 8 Software Update Details Come Friday Says Elon Musk
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now two weeks late with publishing the details of the Tesla Software Update 8.

Elon Musk promised to release the details about the Tesla software update 8.0 and 8.1 on August 31. Then this happened and he postponed the publication of the firmware 8 upgrade to end of last week, forgetting probably that its Labor Day weekend. Now the holidays are over and we expected the release of the details this week. It did not happen.

At 1am PDT, Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that the Autopilot 8.0 details are coming tomorrow. "Will get back to Autopilot update blog tomorrow," he wrote. Musk's followers recommend he should go to bed as it is late. We assume he meant Friday with tomorrow, despite him posting early Friday morning.

Update 1: Change of plans. Elon Musk announces Q&A with press on 11am PDT, Sunday for the Tesla Autopilot 8 release.

Update: Well. Another announcement of the Autopilot 8.0 release notes did not pan out. Friday has passed without any new details on the upcoming Tesla software update.

Elon Musk appears to have bigger problems at his hands than writing down the new features of the upcoming Tesla software update that brings improvements of Autopilot using radar better and new user interface changes.

Tesla is planning to raise money in the last quarter for the mass production of the Tesla Model 3. Complicating things are Musk's plans to have Tesla acquire SolarCity. The merge is right now under review of the SEC. Tesla and SolarCity shareholder could vote on the merger in October.

The new Autopilot version is going to introduce safety measures to stop Tesla drivers from abusing the system. New features include to take Highway exits automatically. The new Tesla Software release 8 will include a major user interface update as well.

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