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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 from Mar 19, 2015 @ 15:37 CDT

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".

 

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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