It has been confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk via Twitter that his car company is going to release software version 7.0 for its Model S that’s going to bring the much awaited Autopilot features. Tesla first announced these features a couple of months back and this software was beta tested with nearly 700 drivers across the United States and Europe. Now that the beta testing period is over Tesla has deemed the software fit for public release and come Thursday, October 15th version 7.0 will be released for all Model S owners across the globe.
The Autopilot features for Model S don’t make the car completely autonomous but do add an element of self-driving to the vehicle, with these features the Model S gets auto-steering, lane change activated with the turn signal as well as the ability to auto-park in parallel spaces.
Those Model S cars that are not equipped with Autopilot hardware will also receive the update and they’ll get some other enhancements that include an improved climate control as well as enhanced performance and efficiency for the RWD Model S.
All Model S cars will receive the new user interface with version 7.0 and the improved “hill start assist” feature. Model S owners can now mark their calendars for October 15th, as confirmed by the Tesla CEO himself.