Tesla to Roll Out Software with Self-Driving Focus


Musk confirmed plans to reduce charge times at Tesla Supercharger stations, promising three- or four-fold improvement for new vehicles, like the Roadster.

"To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety", Elon Musk tweeted. It has continued upgrading the operating system using its capability to send out over-the-air, or OTA, updates to its vehicles. Those include systems with driver-assist features as well as those that enable fully self-driving vehicles.

General Motors 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. The driver followed them until taking his hands off the wheel again.

But some would argue that Musk has made matters worse lately and may be tarnishing the company's image by acting like one of the company's Model S cars - in ludicrous mode. But most experts believe an even more advanced 3D laser technology, known as LIDAR, will also be required, along with hyper-detailed roadmaps.

Musk has also started to rant against the media for what he perceives to be negative coverage of Tesla.

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Musk said that issue would be addressed in the most current Autopilot update and "fully fixed" in the August update.

However, Elon Musk did confirm the rockets on the forthcoming Roadster will be "pure electric", ruling out the use of any petrol-based booster technology in the all-electric sports auto. A Tesla representative told the publication that SpaceX and Tesla "are occasionally able to share ideas that help the other".

Musk says that the SpaceX package could contain as many as 10 thrusters "arranged seamlessly around the auto". The Tesla Roadster will hit 100mph 2.3 seconds later, and Musk says it'll have a top speed of something like 250 miles per hour.

While Musk's announcement appears absurd to some, Tesla executives are not confirming nor denying his claim. "Tesla Autopilot does not prevent all accidents-such a standard would be impossible-but it makes them much less likely to occur", the March blog said. "Rocket tech applied to a auto opens up revolutionary possibilities".