Elon Musk has revealed the time frame for the availability of the Tesla's improved Autopilot 8.1 software update. He stated that the new Autopilot software is about three weeks away.
The new operating system will start to roll out in about three weeks in monthly releases. In October Musk revealed that the future Tesla cars will be equipped with self-driving technology.
This new software update is expected to take the safety rating of the vehicle to a higher level. While the rival manufacturers have static features, Tesla has been adding new features throughout the life of the car.
As your smartphone gets new updates regularly, Tesla releases new updates to its customer which are made available on incremental basis.
The current version of the software was introduced two months ago. Although Tesla claims this is the biggest update since the launch of Model S, customers reported missing features and bugs in the software.
Earlier Musk has stated that the new software will be made available by December. But Musk recently tweeted to a customer's query on the new 8.1 version of the software.
The latest software update falls in line with the Enhanced Autopilot feature which will take the vehicles autonomy level to five. Which is safer than the vehicle operated by humans.
The new software also increases the processing capabilities of the onboard computer. The vehicle will be able to drive by itself thanks to eight cameras and ultrasonic sensors in the car.
The version 8.1 OS also features Autosteer feature which will allow the equipped vehicle to exit freeways on its own which is a major step towards developing a fully autonomous vehicle.