Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Tesla to get ‘full self-driving feature’ in August

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says Musk tells fans 'full self driving' Teslas are near, as investigators dig into Autopilot accidents
Preston Stone | 12 June, 2018, 17:32

"With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features", Musk tweeted here on Sunday, replying to a Twitter user.

Bold statements. However this isn't the first time that the Tesla CEO says something that inspires incredulity.

A Tesla Model X P100D sport-utility vehicle on display in NY in 2017.

"Tesla hasn't made sufficient changes to its system to address the NTSB's concerns, and also has never provided detailed data to the public demonstrating the conditions in which Autopilot can safely operate".

Musk tweeted that Tesla's Version 9, a software update that will automatically install in Tesla cars, would "begin to enable full self-driving features" and entirely fix certain issues with "Autopilot", the name for the company's package of semi-driverless features such as advanced cruise control.

The rocket boosters take the form of a "sophisticated bottle" that fires bursts of high-pressure air out the back of the sports vehicle, the electric-transport news site adds. In the last six seconds, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel. 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. The status ends with "Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly".

Skull and Bones Gameplay Trailer Showcases Ship Customisation
Recently announced by the publisher is a follow-up to 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins - called Assassin's Creed Odyssey . At E3 2018 on Monday, Ubisoft gave us an extended look at the upcoming pirate sim, and it's looking pretty good so far.

Tesla's vehicles have been involved in several crashes this year and at least two people have died in those crashes.

The morning crash in Mountain View on Highway 101 killed the driver, 38-year-old Walter Huang. The driver followed them until taking his hands off the wheel again.

Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk has elaborate plans for the brand.

While Musk's announcement appears absurd to some, Tesla executives are not confirming nor denying his claim. The rocket engines will obviously help the vehicle accelerate faster and reach higher top speed.

While much of the work at the Tesla plant is done by robots, how Tesla treats its human workers is what's behind a new proposal in Sacramento. Musk called the new Tesla Roadster a "smackdown" to conventional auto companies, and after taking a look at the specs, I think he has a point. Tesla representatives said they are investigating the incident.

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