Tesla to Offer First ‘Full Self-Driving Features’ in August

Tesla Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed on Twitter Sunday that the company plans to roll out its "Version 9" software in August of this year, and that the update will "begin to enable full self-driving features".

Musk is not promising that Teslas will become fully autonomous in August, only that there will be activation of a subset of features that will eventually add up to full autonomy.

The features will be "enabled" on Tesla vehicles equipped with Autopilot 2.0.

Version 9 is the first full update of the software since version 8 was released in 2016. Despite its name, Tesla's existing Autopilot technology is not true self-driving capability, but a set of advanced safety features that have also helped Tesla gather data for training its self-driving software.

Trump's 'appalling' Kim summit slammed by rights advocate
Trump and Kim were returning to their respective strongholds following the talks - but to far different receptions. The Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace treaty, leaving the two sides in a technical state of war.

Tesla intends to make quite a range of vehicles.

Shortly thereafter, Musk noted that the "next gen Roadster will be absolutely out of this world" and that "for those who love to drive, there is no finer auto in history and we don't think there will be another".

But Musk's promise of full self-driving comes at a tricky time for the company, which is facing increased regulatory scrutiny after two fatal crashes where drivers had engaged Autopilot.

Elon Musk made a surprise unveiling back in November 2017 when he presented the new Roadster.

Victoria And David Beckham Put PDA On Display Amidst Divorce Rumours
David and Victoria Beckham prove they're stronger than ever with cosy photos - but some fans spot THIS... David and Victoria have been married for 18 years and have four children together.

Tesla declined to confirm which features will be offered in the upcoming update, nor when the promised full self-driving functionality will be available.

Tesla's future profitability hinges on ramping up its Model 3 output, and the company has suffered from a series of failures to hit its weekly targets.

General Motors said last week that its driver assistance feature, Super Cruise, will allow drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel for extended periods, but will stop the vehicle automatically if drivers are not attentive.

Trump and Kim Jong Un will begin summit with one-on-one meeting
Menendez spoke Sunday on ABC's "This Week" as President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's talks with Kim. The official media has reported that the two leaders plan to meet, but has offered few specifics, including where and when.

Related News:

  • Meghan Markle unfairly attacked for wearing 'inappropriate dress' at a Royal engagement

    Meghan Markle unfairly attacked for wearing 'inappropriate dress' at a Royal engagement

    Jacinda Ardern says nothing is confirmed, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are welcome to visit "at their leisure". Following this, Prince Harry also spent quality time with the Mulroney's three kids, Brian, John, and Isobel.
    How France could bypass Paul Pogba

    How France could bypass Paul Pogba

    And Petit has challenged him to repeat his match-winning performance that buried fierce rivals Manchester City at the Etihad in April.
    Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

    Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

    It's their league now, without question. "The fact that they got here surprised me, actually", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Here's what they had to say. "Let's just speak truth", James said before rattling off Golden State's embarrassment of riches.
  • Google Assistant Now Capable of Handling 3 Commands at a Time

    Google Assistant Now Capable of Handling 3 Commands at a Time

    This meant you didn't have to keep saying "Ok, Google" with each individual command, making everything a bit more streamlined. It's possible that Google's Twitter account goofed up, but some users are reporting that the feature works on their devices.
    U.S. Hits Russian Firms With Sanctions, Citing Cyberattacks

    U.S. Hits Russian Firms With Sanctions, Citing Cyberattacks

    It also said that Russian Federation had been tracking undersea cables that carry the bulk of the world's telecommunications data. No mention of their affiliation with Digital Security could be readily found on either of their web sites.
    Global Markets: Stocks, dollar retreat after U.S.-North Korea summit

    Global Markets: Stocks, dollar retreat after U.S.-North Korea summit

    Pompeo, who led the outreach as Central Intelligence Agency director, traveled twice to North Korea for preliminary talks. The foreign minister posted a selfie of him and a smiling Kim wearing his trademark dark Mao suit on Facebook.
  • Trump adviser apologises for saying Trudeau has ‘a place in hell’

    Trump adviser apologises for saying Trudeau has ‘a place in hell’

    Canada was insulted by Trump's notion, and when he imposed a 25-percent tariff on Canadian steel and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum.
    Ian Blackford leads dramatic SNP walk-out from Commons

    Ian Blackford leads dramatic SNP walk-out from Commons

    May responded by denying it was a powergrab, saying the Scottish Parliament will get legislation over 80 new areas. The SNP later said it had attracted 1,000 new members in the immediate aftermath of the row.
    IPhone X Plus leaked schematics reveal triple lens and more

    IPhone X Plus leaked schematics reveal triple lens and more

    Especially, the Previous year Apple placed orders for the production of almost 100 million iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X units. It is also expected to come with a single rear camera sensor, which is once again suggested in the schematics as well.
  • Anthony Martial 'Wants To Leave Manchester United'

    Anthony Martial 'Wants To Leave Manchester United'

    Martial moved to Manchester from Monaco for £36 million in September 2015 , but has been in and out of the side ever since. "After thinking about all the possibilities and scenarios, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United ", Lamboley said.

    US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

    The city is working with the Edmonton Eskimos and other community groups on a master plan to upgrade Commonwealth Stadium. Brazil will play their first game of the tournament against Switzerland at the 45,000-seater Rostov Arena on Sunday.
    US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

    US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

    They see another three rate increases next year , a pace unchanged from their previous forecast . Interest rates on new fixed-rate mortgages could also climb.


Most liked

United Nations votes by strong majority to condemn Israel over Gaza violence
Haley had warned at the time that Washington was "taking names" of countries that supported the resolution. More than 120 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza border protests since March 30.

Hot Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered previewed
Polestar may be its own brand now, but it will also continue to act as the performance arm of Volvo for the foreseeable future. Volvo will introduce the next-generation S60 on June 20 during an event held at its new Charleston, South Carolina, factory.

Italy and France trade insults as migration row boils over
More than 900 people have arrived at the Italian port of Catania in Sicily after being rescued at sea by the Italian Coast Guard. The minister said that France has taken only 340 of the 9,816 migrants who were meant to be relocated there in three years.

John Boyega Has A Message For Bigoted Star Wars Fans
And in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , the character of Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) once was a devoted Guardian of the Whills. So not only was Luke supposed to die at very end of the Skywalker saga, but he was going to train Leia to be a Jedi.

Best Tweets: 'Unai Emery, Welcome to the Premier League' - Arsenal's brutal start
Arsenal and Chelsea , who have both just had extremely disappointing seasons, will play a friendly match in Dublin. They will play promoted Fulham at Wembley in their first home game of the season on the weekend of 18-19 August.

Lucas Torreira fee AGREED as Gunners close in on signing
Arsenal are in talks to sign Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Serie A side Sampdoria . Arsenal are set to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the coming days.

Reach out to those who may be struggling
The two states also experienced the second and third biggest increases, more than 48 percent, in the period studied by the CDC. Moreover, 54 percent of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition, according to the report.

Kim summit drew global reaction, with many expressing cautious hope
The anchor described the North Korean leader as a "brutal dictator" who "runs a police state" and labor camps. The agreement required Iran to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for relief from global sanctions.

FG declares holidays to mark Id-el Fitr
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice issued the resolution for the moon-sighting committee.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gameplay And Special Editions
Fog of war has been added and a lot more are coming to Call of Duty Black Ops 4 . Black Ops Pass will be available as a standalone offering at a later date.

Donald Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat: ‘sleep well!’
North Korea has celebrated the Trump-Kim summit as a great win for the country, with state media reporting that the USA intends to lift sanctions.

VAR officials to wear full referee kit at World Cup
The intercontinental playoff will be held somewhere in the United States, Canada or Mexico, perhaps in November 2025. There are 23 stadium venues put forward in the bid book, which will be whittled to 16.

Harder God Of War New Game Plus Mode Confirmed
Giving players access to the entire skill set after beating the game and playing the campaign with all the abilities unlocked. This is rather unfortunate considering the fact there is a harder difficulty that upon selecting, you can't switch from it.

Americans are thanking Canada to show their support for Trudeau
Trump quickly fired back on Twitter , calling Trudeau's comments " very dishonest and weak ". You can't do that. "I want to correct a mistake I made last Sunday", he said.

Toddlers consuming too much added sugar, study finds
However, parents should always have the goal to give their children less added sugar, say the researchers of the study. Ninety-nine percent of toddlers ages 19-23 months took in an average of 7 teaspoons of added sugar on a given day.