05 Oct Tesla Model 3, S and X now getting V9 software update – ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ feature on hold
Oct 05, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali
The wide release of the Tesla V9 software update has been anticipated by owners of Tesla Model 3 and Model S and Model X equipped with Autopilot Hardware 2.0 — Elon Musk just announced that the fleet wide roll-out of the latest Tesla software is initiated.
Tesla’s Version 9.0 vehicle software is a major update since the 8.1 software update around 2 years ago and is packed with new features and enhancements.
The highly anticipated ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ feature is currently on hold because it needs improvement, Tesla defined ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ feature in the release notes as:
Our newest Autopilot convenience feature, designed to get you to your destination more efficiently by guiding your car on and off the highway. Navigate on Autopilot intelligently suggests lane changes to keep you on your route in addition to making adjustments so you don’t get stuck behind slow cars or trucks.
When Navigate on Autopilot is active, a single blue line indicates the path ahead, keeping your car in the lane. Gray lines highlight lane changes for a more efficient driving route. Navigate on Autopilot will also automatically steer toward and take the correct highway interchanges and exits based on your destination.
You can enable Navigate on Autopilot by going to Controls > Autopilot and first enabling Autosteer. For each route where Navigate on Autopilot is available, you have the option of enabling the feature by pressing the button located in the Navigation Turn List.”
Navigate on Autopilot is going to be available to general customers as soon as Tesla comes out with the safest solution to automatic lane-changing phenomenon.
We have compiled the complete release notes of the Tesla V9 software update for the Model 3, you can view here
Currently the ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ feature is only available to the members of Tesla Early Access program or the beta-testers. The following videos demonstrate the Navigate on Autopilot feature by one such beta testing personnel.
Elon Musk has recently announced that Tesla has expanded the early-access-program to 1000 more users — surely this will accelerate the development and improvement of the software technology for Tesla’s electric vehicle fleet.