Tesla Model S: Autopilot Is Closer Than Expected

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Tesla Model S will be completely autonomous in three weeks time, surprising many who had expected it to only arrive in 2017.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, had made this announcement via Twitter when a user had asked about the arrival of the Autopilot 8.1 update. Musk had replied with “about three weeks and it will get rolled out incrementally in monthly releases.”

Tesla had came up with this Autopilot system some time back and now it will be updated in order to facilitate the enhanced self-driving capabilities.

This new Autopilot update will be bringing an array of other features such as lane keeping assistance, automatic lane changing with zero input from the driver, self-parking and active cruise control, to name a few.

Musk had also said that this will aid the Model S to be able to self-drive in time and we are looking toward next year for it to be realized. However, the laws on autonomous driving do not allow the complete range of the the system’s capabilities, for now.