Tesla SW Update To Deliver Autonomous Functionality

Tesla SW Update To Deliver Autonomous Functionality

We’ve been following the progress of self-driving cars for a while now. Many companies, including Nissan and Google, claim they’ll have self-driving cars on the road in the next few years. However, Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and SpaceX, has a different idea.

The Tesla Model S vehicles (shown above) will receive a software update within the next 90 days which will add some autonomous capabilities to the vehicle. Before you go thinking this is the next “Google car”, I should probably mentioned that the capabilities are limited. The autonomous functions only works for highway driving. The cars already included a sonar system and GPS navigation system, as well as a collision avoidance system. Now the software update is tying them all together to steer the car for you. Think of it as cruise control on steroids. 😉

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