Tesla cars are going to get a big update soon

  • Tesla cars are going to get a big update soon

Tesla cars are going to get a big update soon

Tesla is promising big upgrades to the company's self-driving Autopilot feature in the next few weeks, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday. According to reports, upcoming Tesla models will sport more radar units and enhanced camera systems all around the auto, all making for much smarter software.

Musk said he is now writing a blog post with more details about the new Autopilot improvements and coming software updates, and that he will publish the post on Tesla's website later Wednesday.

Tesla will provide more details about this update in a blog post later today. Tesla needed to respond to the number of accidents that have been blamed, right or wrong, on the Autopilot system. According to Tesla, its self-driving system would have had difficulty in differentiating a white semi-trailer placed across a road and alongside a bright sky.

If a Tesla driver habitually ignores reminders to "Hold Steering Wheel", Autopilot will disengage.

Tesla fan site Electrek reported on Monday "that Tesla will introduce new Autopilot safety restrictions in order to reduce the risk of similar accidents happening again".

At the same time, Tesla has always approached software and systems on its vehicle as having the capability to be improved over time, taking into account customer feedback. Battery remains one of the major cost factors for Tesla and lowering cost on that front should not only enable the company to produce cheaper vehicles, but also bring it closer to the profitability it seeks. "While we appreciate well-meaning advice from any individual or group, we make our decisions on the basis of real-world data, not speculation by media". Browsing to the "MyTesla" page, made only available to existing Tesla owners and reservation holders, Model 3 depositors will see a new section called "Payment Method" that has a Tesla-red "ADD CREDIT CARD" button beside it.

The sum would be required for its facilities and appropriate equipment, which would be needed for the Model 3, a auto that is planned to enter production in 2017.

At the same time, the company needs to absorb Solar City, a company that has been losing money. His daily loss was $42 million on Thursday after the company's stock dropped 9.1%.