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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Shares of Tesla 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 .

Shares of Tesla Inc rose as much as 5 percent on Monday after Elon Musk, the company’ s founder and chief executive, tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system would get full self - driving features following a software upgrade in August .

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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  Tesla Admits Autopilot Was Active In Fatal Model X Crash The driver, though using Autopilot, had visual and audible warning prior to the crash that claimed their life.Last week, a Tesla Model X driver was killed when their vehicle impacted a concrete highway divider, whose crash attenuator was out of order from a prior incident. The crash occurred with sufficient force to burst the vehicle's lithium-ion batteries, which, once free of their casings, conflagrated. Eager to rip Tesla, many leapt on the Autopilot blame bandwagon, to which Tesla responded by opening an investigation into the accident, with a scan of the smashed Model X's black box.

(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 .

(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 (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 .

June 11 (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)

Two Teslas Perform the Worst In IIHS Automatic Braking Test .
However, the Model S and Model 3 performed better than the competition with Autopilot turned on.In this particular test, the five cars—also including the 2017 BMW 5-Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2018 Volvo S90—were driven toward a stationary object at 31 mph with their advanced driver assistance systems, such as Tesla's Autopilot, turned off, and automatic braking turned on. While the Teslas did slow down before hitting the object, the other cars managed to stop before hitting it. The Teslas did not.

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