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News Tesla's Autopilot to get 'full self-driving feature' in August

23:22  12 june  2018
23:22  12 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August . Autopilot , a form of advanced cruise control

Earlier today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August . Reuters reports: Autopilot , a form of advanced cruise control, handles some driving tasks and warns those behind the wheel they are

Shares of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self-driving features following a software upgrade in August.

Autopilot, a form of advanced cruise control, handles some driving tasks and warns those behind the wheel they are always responsible for the vehicle's safe operation. But a spate of recent crashes has brought the system under regulatory scrutiny.

"To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety. With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features," Musk tweeted https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1005782088841232385 on Sunday, replying to a Twitter user.

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(Reuters) – Shares of Tesla Inc rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August . Autopilot , a form of advanced cruise control

(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Inc rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August .

a close up of a sign: A Tesla super charger is shown at one of the company's charging stations in San Juan Capistrano, California,© REUTERS/Mike Blake A Tesla super charger is shown at one of the company's charging stations in San Juan Capistrano, California,

Musk said the autopilot issue during lane-merging is better in the current software and will be fully fixed in the August update.

However, it was not clear what self-driving features would be included in the August update.

Tesla has been gradually upgrading its Autopilot features with regular software updates.

Tesla's documentation on its website about the "full self-driving capabilities" package says that it is not possible to know exactly when each element of the functionality will be available, as this is highly dependent on local regulatory approval.

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.

Tesla's new statement on fatal crash doubles down on driver error

  Tesla's new statement on fatal crash doubles down on driver error This is similar to Tesla's response to other, similar crashes involving its semi-autonomous driver aids.After the family of Walter Huang went on a California ABC affiliate to discuss the Tesla Model X crash that took his life, the company sent out a statement. As with past statements, Tesla touted the benefits of Autopilot while casting the blame on Huang for allegedly missing warnings and not paying attention while operating the system.

(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Inc rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August . Autopilot , a form of advanced cruise control, handles some

(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Inc rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August .

"The software update is good news," said analyst Chaim Siegel from Elazar Advisors, adding the stock was still benefiting from last week's prediction by Musk that it would finally hit its production target for its Model 3 sedan.

Tesla's shares were last up 3.3 percent at $327.93 on Monday after touching a high of $333.

The company's future profitability hinges on ramping up Model 3 output, and the company has suffered from a series of failures to hit its weekly target.

General Motors Co (GM.N) said last week that its driver assistance feature, Super Cruise, will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive.

GM had said it will expand the roll-out of Super Cruise to all its Cadillac models beginning 2020.

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(Reporting by Sonam Rai and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Maju Samuel)

Tesla filed a patent for automatic turn signals for you lazy drivers .
The technology would use Autopilot sensors to determine when drivers are going to make a turn and signal automatically.The turn signal is a marvelous invention. It elegantly communicates your intent to move your 4,000-pound guided missile from one space to another, thus minimizing the chance that the driver of a similar missile will be occupying the same space. It's like magic, but I live in Los Angeles where nobody uses their signals and that's why this new Tesla patent filing is especially exciting.

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