Hong Kong owners are disappointed again over an email sent by Tesla Hong Kong updating them regarding the Auto-Pilot situation.

The local Transport Department has still yet to approve the Autosteer and Auto Lane Change feature. Tesla is informing local owners they will temporarily disable these two features. It is unknown from the letter whether version 7 will be officially released again with those two features disabled.

Tesla Hong Kong informing owners Auto-Pilot feature disabled for all Model S in Hong Kong

Tesla Hong Kong informing owners Auto-Pilot feature disabled for all Model S in Hong Kong

After receiving the letter, owners with version 7 at first launch have been discussing among themselves how Tesla can disable these two specific functions if the owner ignores to update.

But as of the following morning (Nov 18th Hong Kong local time) owners with version 7 reported that Tesla gradually initiated a remote wipe style command that disabled both buttons that activate those features. Owners are no longer seeing the steering wheel icon or white lines on the dashboard representing the road markings detected by the hardware sensors.