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Tesla Autopilot update to include first 'full self-driving features'

12 June 2018

"The software update is good news", Elazar Advisors' Chaim Siegel was quoted as saying by Reuters, adding the stock was still benefiting from Musk's last week's Model 3 prediction that Tesla will likely hit a "5,000 auto week by the end of this month".

"Tesla has a history of using consumers as guinea pigs", said David Friedman, the director of cars and product policy at Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports.

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Tesla, has disclosed that the latest version of Autopilot will begin rolling out in August, which will authorize the fully autonomous capabilities of Tesla vehicles. "The air exiting the thrusters would immediately be replenished whenever vehicle pack power draw allowed operation of the air pump, which is most of the time", Musk tweeted in response to Lance Ulanoff's tweet.

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Tesla electric cars such as the Model S and Model X are known for their sleek looks, hefty price tags and rapid acceleration.

Tesla's Autopilot is considered an SAE Level 2 system, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist technology.

"To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety". Tesla last offered free trials of the feature in 2016.

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A southbound view of the March 23 accident, as printed in the NTSB report. The driver did not have his hands on the wheel.

Among other factors, investigators are trying to determine how the car's camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors were working and what they were tracking.

Tesla has not confirmed nor denied the news, says Fortune, as the company does not comment on Musk's claims, as part of its "general policy". Dubbed the "Space X Option", it is named for the rocket company Musk also controls.

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A Tesla Inc employee organising a union was asked by a supervisor and company security guards to leave the factory after handing out pro-union flyers, the worker said at a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on Monday over whether Tesla had violated federal safeguards for employee activity. But there still some limitations and rules and regulations on self-driving vehicles while on public roads.

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Tesla Autopilot update to include first 'full self-driving features'