New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk said that Autopilot version 9 should arrive this August, and with it will come the first "self-driving features." .

"We have never seen this level of damage to a Model X in any other crash", the company said.

Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system has had its share of controversy, but the latest Autopilot controversy stems from a third-party accessory.

In reply to another user, Musk confirmed that the current autopilot features focus entirely on the safety of the driver, and promised that the software update would add self-driving capabilities on the cars.

The good news is that Tesla is updating these features, and by August all the Tesla vehicles with autonomous functionality will be able to self-drive with your hands off the wheel.

Musk didn't say which self-driving features would be included, though he indicated the update would allow Tesla vehicles to perform better in areas where lanes merge on highways.

Musk has said the new Roadster's intention is to prove an electric vehicle can outperform high-end gas-powered cars on any performance metric.

President Trump Barrels into Tense G-7 Summit
Trump had told Trudeau any retaliation would be a mistake and the prime minister agreed that it was "not something we want to do". Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of the president on foreign policy, also tweeted , "No, Russia should not be added to the G-7".

In another fatal accident a year ago, Tesla's Autopilot failed to detect a truck crossing the road, but investigators pointed out the driver was watching a movie at the time and not paying attention with the semi-autonomous system in operation. "COPV [composite overwrapped pressure vessel] in place of the kid seats, which is prob wise for many reasons", Musk detailed in the first talk of the vehicle since Tesla's annual meeting last week.

Musk has also started to rant against the media for what he perceives to be negative coverage of Tesla.

Tesla has received criticism for how it has promoted the feature.

"In a recent Twitter post, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that the automaker's forthcoming next-generation Roadster all-electric supercar will boast the inclusion of a "SpaceX package", with "~10 small rocket thrusters".

Even without a motorcycle, Tesla has its work cut out for the next few years.

As to the benefits, Musk noted that "these rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering". It's clearly the best looking auto Musk's company has ever made.

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