Its been a bit of a funny time for the company Tesla and Elon Musk. But during all the ups and downs, they still come with news on improvements in their autopilot systems.
Tesla industries have put a big target on their back after several master unveilings. From the Tesla Model X to the Model S, the American brand must back these groundbreaking techs with their autopilot technology.
The California-based company is dated to release the new and upgraded software by the beginning of August. The version of the autopiloting system is Version 10 according to Green Car Reports.
"Tesla is due to deliver the next major version of its vehicle software, Version 10, starting next month, and it will include some significant upgrades to its Autopilot driver-assistance suite.CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter over the weekend that the new software will do a better job of recognizing stop signs and traffic lights in cities and offer better driving characteristics on the highway."
This was giving the navigation system massive problems prior to the updated version. Hence the big relief on finally having major improvements on what could lead the way forward in self-driven cars.
The Tesla man, Elon still believes they will reach their deadline set by the man himself. End of the year and this should be in every Tesla wheeled vehicle, proffering owners no problems.
Changes needed to be made for enhancements
The speed at which it stops operating, the number of degrees it maxes out at before you need to take over at the steering wheel. This is just two of the many problems still faced by Tesla and their self-navigation systems.
"Since Tesla enabled its Navigate on Autopilot system last fall, which can drive automatically—with driver supervision—on highways from on-ramp to off-ramp by changing lanes without driver intervention, Musk has said the next frontier is to improve its cars’ ability to operate automatically on city streets.The new Version 10 software will take advantage of a new self-driving hardware chip that Musk also announced in April and said will be available for older Teslas (back to 2015), by the end of the year. (via: GreenCar.com)"
More to come after Version 10
As in the video above, the amendments and gains are noticeable immediately. But it is not a far, far way off from the autopilot working on its own in almost every driving situation.
"If history is a guide, Version 10 software is unlikely to be the last update from the company, and it may even require several more updates before Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Capability can truly mimic, or improve on, a human driver’s capabilities."
Small adjustments here and there and I think we could see Tesla roll out with the first fully functional self-navigating, autopiloting automobiles.