Tesla Model S with late software update partially self drive




Tesla has announced that it will release a software update for its Model S that adds a feature to let drive the car himself. Independent driving will however be limited to highways.

That reports TechCrunch based on statements by CEO Elon Musk. He spoke out about software version 7.0 for the Model S, which is currently still under development. One of the most important features of this update, the possibility to control the car itself. According Musk can be driven by the self-steering function without the driver having to operate car itself, but many details are still missing.

Tesla hopes about three months to software version 7.0 release. In the coming time, the self-drive functionality will be tested. For this Tesla Model S drives his back and forth on a test route between San Francisco and Seattle. According to Musk, his team almost as far as the route can be taken without the intervention of a human operator. Independent driving will only work on motorways. That has to do with fluctuating conditions in other types of roads, which develop features for independent driving complicate.

It is unclear whether the functionality will be enabled only in areas where self-propelled cars are permitted by law. At this time, it is still not allowed in the Netherlands, for example, to drive a car to let itself, already has the government announced well tests.

Musk also announced that there will be a new interface in version 7.0 build for the dashboard screen. The new interface should be more future proof, says Musk.

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