Tesla HW2 Autopilot Software Update Supposedly Went Out To First 1,000 Cars

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Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had previously stated that an update allowing for Autopilot use in the new self-driving Hardware 2.0 vehicles (all Teslas produced since late October) would go out before the end of December. This goal seems to have been met … in a way. Tesla reportedly uploaded the new software to the first 1,000 vehicles last night. Assuming an earlier tweet from the Tesla CEO held true, that is. This is the tweet that I’m talking about:

‪This tweet followed an earlier one noting that the holdup to rollout was apparently a bug that wouldn’t apply to many people anyway:‬

A few other tweets clarified a few other things as well …

What about software 8.1 for those without the new self-driving hardware suite? Late January apparently:

‪What about the promised speed update for the P100D? Sometime soon:‬

I haven’t been able to verify yet if the first 1,000 vehicles got the promised software update, but presumably we’ll know fairly soon. …

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