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Tesla CEO said it will ‘most likely’ begin chip upgrades this year

From the current function of Tesla models, HW2 autopilot ability, the CEO announces that an update will ‘most likely’ be at the end of the 4th quarter.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, noted that the company will “most likely” upgrade older electric vehicle models with its new produced custom chip at the end of 2019. This task then involves reedifying thousands of Model S, X and 3s.

According to a post on Twitter stating “When will you start upgrading the existing HW2 fleet? An estimate of course”, Elon Musk responded, “End of Q4, most likely”. In other words, Musk stated that the upgrades will begin most likely at the end of the fourth quarter.

Aside from the short response, no other details were provided by the huge CEO. Previously, it has been noted that the said upgrade would be free of charge for purchasers with full self-driving features, which is a software package that costs $6,000.

Tesla initially has two different offers for its advanced driver’s assistance packages to its customers: Autopilot and Full Self-Driving or FSD. Autopilot is ADAS it is a combination of lane steering and adaptive cruise control that is now a common and standard feature on new cars. FSD, on the other hand, includes Summon as well as Navigate on Autopilot, it is an active navigator guidance system.

Though Tesla the FSD software package is availed, the vehicles are still not fully autonomous. Musk then promised to improve and continue working on the advanced driver assistance capabilities on Tesla vehicles.

In October 2016, Tesla had begun to produce electric vehicles with sensors, radar, and cameras that were called Hardware 2. This production envisioned to drive cars autonomously without human intervention.

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