Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ is getting an upgrade

Tesla's Next Roadster Will Feature Actual SpaceX Rocket Thrusters-Elon Musk

The last time Tesla updated its software was with version 8.0 in 2016. The canister could be filled by an electric pump run off the car's battery pack when the Roadster's drive motors don't need full power, although Musk said that they "are going to go a lot further", than that with the design.

Musk offered no details about the system, which could accelerate the effort to put more self-driving cars on the roads in the United States. Tesla's stock price jumped Monday by more than 4.5 percent.

The upgrade comes amid a storm of bad publicity for Tesla in recent months, after numerous crashes were linked to drivers using the Autopilot feature. Musk has previously claimed the Roadster will be able to hit 60 miles per hour from rest in 1.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 250 miles per hour in its standard configuration.

Tesla's documentation on its website about the "full self-driving capabilities" package says that it is not possible to know exactly when each element of the functionality will be available, as this is highly dependent on local regulatory approval.

Tesla's Next Roadster Will Feature Actual SpaceX Rocket Thrusters-Elon Musk

Tesla's cars are routinely featured in online videos showing drivers misusing Autopilot while at high speed. In the last six seconds, the vehicle did not detect the driver's hands on the steering wheel. Tesla representatives said they are investigating the incident. "And, as pointed out by NTSB, it still failed to prevent (Huang's) death, and indeed likely caused it".

Tesla has been gradually upgrading its Autopilot features with regular software updates.

Elon Musk plans to equip a new version of the Tesla Roadster with "around 10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around auto", he said in a tweet, adding that this arrangement will substantially improve the car's acceleration, allow it to achieve higher top speed, and also improve braking and cornering.

"We can't treat cars like we do phones or computers", he said.

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