While this doesn't guarantee the carmaker's version 9 software will make your Tesla a self-driving vehicle, it at the very least, suggests that the new software would include the first steps to fully-autonomous driving. Previous updates to Autopilot were "rightly focused entirely on safety", he said. The stock is also in the green in after-hours activity.
Electric cars get a lot of attention, but the electric motorcycle segment has been booming in the shadows for the past several years.
As a remake of one of Tesla's very first vehicles, the new Roadster has been kept under wraps for the past few months and from the outside at least, the Tesla Roadster continues the design language we've seen on the Model X, Model 3 and updated Model S, with a somewhat more aggressive edge.
The latest software update, which started to roll out last week, features a new feature that will increase the number of warnings it gives drivers to take control of the auto.
A consumer advocacy group on Friday urged Tesla to fix what it termed as "flaws" in Autopilot after a preliminary government report said a Model X driver did not have his hands on the vehicle's steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash on March 23. "With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features", Musk tweeted. Version 9 is the first full update of the software since version 8 was released in 2016.
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The US president left the Shangri-La Hotel, where he is staying, at about 11.45am in a motorcade of more than 30 vehicles. No, no, say others, you need to manage your expectations. "I'll tell you what the Marshall wants more than anything".
Missy Cummings, the director of Duke University's Humans and Autonomy Lab, said Musk's self-driving statement was an "attempt to generate hype" and that his assertion of a focus on safety was "laughable".
The disclosure about the "SpaceX Package" for the next-gen Tesla Roadster was made by Musk earlier this week. Musk also runs SpaceX and is the founder of the tunnel digging/public transportation startup The Boring Company.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced that the company's upcoming Roadster sports vehicle will be offered with an optional "SpaceX package" with actual rockets. "Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly".
A Tesla Model X P100D sport-utility vehicle on display in NY in 2017.
One Twitter user speculated that Tesla would use compressed air in the rocket boosters in order to keep its all-electric promise, and achieve the acceleration improvements touted by Musk.