This will roll out to everyone with the Full Self Driving computer by the end of the year. Retrofits are underway for cars with Hardware 2.5 and will accelerate going into 2020.
In the latest step for Full Self Driving, Smart summon has launched in China today: Smart Summon for China 🇨🇳 is finally here! 🎉 🎉 🎉 pic.twitter.com/dD5m7rEvVv — 特拉风🇨🇳T☰SLA mania (@Tesla__Mania) December 23, 2019
I know what Karpathy is getting us for Christmas: Tesla holiday software update has FSD sneak preview, Stardew Valley, Lost Backgammon & a few other things — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2019 UPDATE: Elon explained further that FSD will start in Early Access before going out to wider release: Needs a few more days […]
In an email that arrived over the weekend, Tesla announced pricing and details for their connectivity subscriptions. Tesla owners will be able to choose between a Free “Standard Connectivity” option and a $10 / month “Premium Connectivity” plan. First, let’s dig into what these plans are. Then, let’s talk about what they mean for Tesla. […]
New from Andrew J Hawkins at The Verge this morning: I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken a wrong turn. Under normal circumstances, I would just lean forward and ask the driver for an explanation. But in this […]
Thought you’d seen everything that’s in the latest Tesla software update? Don’t be so sure: Tesla hacker @greentheonly has discovered some 3D models for stop signs and stop lights hidden and ostensibly unused in the latest firmware. Presumably, these models will be used to draw stop signs and stop lights into the Autopilot driving visualization. […]
Bloomberg has a story featuring data from a company called TrueMotion that apparenly helps insurance companies monitor phone usage while driving: Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher. Bloomberg To give you some context […]
A few select users running the old Nvidia hardware have started receiving the first seeds of Tesla software 2019.40.2. Tesla seems to be rapidly releasing minor features that will bring Autopilot to a feature complete state, and this update continues that trend with two new additions: Adjacent Lane Speed Adjustments Stop Sign Detection Adjacent Lane […]
A new research note from Deutsche Bank estimates that Tesla will start deliveries of their Model Y crossover in the first quarter of 2020: If Tesla could begin Model Y deliveries in the first-quarter of 2020, that would be a full season ahead of CEO Elon Musk’s promised schedule. Early production and deliveries would be […]
Check out this crash test video, featuring the latest Autopilot safety systems: The pedestrian detection and lane assist functinality is particular interesting. This is such an enormous leap forward in safety.