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Upcoming OTA update for Model S to offer 'autopilot' self-driving mode

Tesla CEO promises OTA update for the Model S that will offer a self-driving "autopilot" mode to be made available in 3-4 months
By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Mar 19, 2015 8:37 pm

Tesla Motors has just taken the wraps off of its new OTA update that will end "range anxiety" but there's another update that is coming, which is even more exciting: "autopilot".




The new "autopilot" OTA update will be made available for the Model S in the next three to four months, something that will deliver a new automatic steering mode that will be exclusive to highways. It will not work on normal roads for the usual hazards such as pedestrians walking around, but on a highway where there's just cars, the new autopilot will kick in and "go between San Francisco and Seattle without the driver doing anything".


It will require a $4250 "optional tech" package that Tesla offers Model S owners, too.


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