New Tesla Software to Offer 'full' Autonomy, Musk Says

New Tesla Software to Offer 'full' Autonomy, Musk Says

California, in March said the driver of the vehicle - as in the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in 2016 - did not have his hands on the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Tesla argued it had dropped out of the investigation, contending that restrictions on disclosures about the crash could jeopardize public safety by preventing the timely release of information about Autopilot to consumers.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday confirming that version 9 of the autopilot software will be rolling out this August. "With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features", the 46-year-old executive said in response to a tweet highlighting the issues with the present Autopilot system. The latter then stuffed the shells with lithium-ion battery cells and electric motors, eventually making the first all-electric auto that could travel over 200 miles on a single charge. The driver followed them until taking his hands off the wheel again.

Musk has previously said the software will "never be perfect" and is not created to replace human control of a vehicle. The second generation of the Tesla Roadster, which will cost $200,000 for the base model, is slated to be available in 2020.

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says

The NTSB says it now will examine the cause of the crash. Hence he was not in control of it, nor was he paying attention to the road at the time. It all sounds probable, but he also added "maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly..."

Four seconds before the crash the Tesla wasn't following a vehicle any more.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Tesla had considered installing additional sensors that would track the driver's eyes to ensure they were looking forward and a different steering sensor that would detect the driver's hands on the wheel. The Tesla began steering left seven seconds before the crash, and after it no longer was following the other vehicle it began accelerating three seconds before the collision to nearly 71 miles per hour, before running into a highway barrier.

Tesla will also reveal its new Supercharger later this year, with the technology being released before the year ends.

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