Tesla Motors has announced update for autopilot software for nearly 1,000 vehicles. The update has been planned for newer Tesla vehicles at the moment. Tesla will check if everything goes perfect with 1,000 HW2-era vehicles (the cars sold October onwards) and will release update for other cars as well. Customers who purchased their Tesla before October will have to wait a little longer. Tesla has announced that all vehicles should receive an update by end of January.
Tesla will also launch P100D performance update on January 5, 2017. Tesla will skip CES Las Vegas and Detroit Auto Show. Many technology and automobile companies will be on these events to showcase their latest advancements.
HW2 vehicles have updated hardware and these vehicles are capable of full-self driving. However, Tesla is still far from allowing complete self-driving feature on its vehicle due to security concerns. Some of the vehicles are still missing some standard safety features like automatic emergency breaking, collision warning and active cruise control.
In a tweet announcing autopilot software update, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, “HW2 Autopilot software uploading to 1,000 cars this eve. Will then hold to verify no field issues and upload to rest of fleet next week.”
A report published by Bloomberg informed, “All Tesla cars produced since October 2014 have Autopilot hardware, which has allowed the company to collect more than 1.3 billion miles of data from Autopilot-equipped vehicles operating under diverse road and weather conditions.”
In another tweet, Musk informed, “Resolving an Autopilot HW2 bug that shows up when booting from a subzero cold-soak. If that fix works, software will start uploading tmrw.”