Software Update Brings Autopark To Tesla’s Equipped With Enhanced Autopilot

9 months ago by Eric Loveday 8

Autopark Release Notes – Image Via Byshop 303

Tesla is currently in the process of rolling out some updates for Autopilot 2.0.

Among the recent and upcoming updates are Autopark for parallel parking (released just a day or so ago) and other “minor improvements” coming this weekend, according to CEO Elon Musk:

Musk On Autopilot 2 Improvements

High speed autosteer is still a but further off, but it should be here sometime in March, says Musk.

Additionally, we collected these notes related to Autopilot challenges and future updates from Tesla’s Q4 earnings call:

“We had some challenges in the transition from Mobileye to Tesla software running on GPU. Our original plan was to have a migration strategy where we have Mobileye and Tesla Vision operating at the same time to have a kind of a smooth process, but Mobileye refused to do that. So, that forced us to re-spin the board, causing unexpected delays…Safety is always our primary concern. Really we could have released Tesla Vision and included high speed, probably three months ago. I was driving at a high speed personally three months ago but I think we wanted to just have an exhaustive testing/vetting process before enabling that throughout the fleet.”

“So we have been edging our way up there gradually. Now, longitudinal control/Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is at 80 miles an hour, and Autosteer is at 50 mph. I think we should be able to get, unless testing shows something different, both to around the maybe 85 miles an hour next month and be at parity with Hardware 1, and then obviously things will only improve from there.”

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8 responses to "Software Update Brings Autopark To Tesla’s Equipped With Enhanced Autopilot"

  1. unlucky says:

    He says parity with hardware 1 but HW2 shipped without automatic braking and I have seen no indication it has been turned on (only brake warning). Did I miss this or is feature parity still yet further away?

    Musk expecting that MobilEye would go along with his idea of running MobilEye and Tesla software on the same hardware at the same time was naive. No company who is being engineered out would do that.

    Tesla should have counted on having their own solution working before switching the delivered hardware.

    1. Nix says:

      “…next month and be at parity with Hardware 1”

      Seems self-explanatory.

      1. unlucky says:

        It doesn’t to me or I wouldn’t have asked. He could mean parity on auto steer or complete parity. It isn’t clear.

        The beta doesn’t currently have auto braking and they don’t mention adding it so most logical assumption is auto steer feature parity I suppose.

    2. Pinewold says:

      Since MobileEye pulled its product, Tesla would need to have specified an exit plan in the contract. In fairness to Tesla, vendors very rarely pull product, even when being replaced, the goal is to maintain good relations to hope for future business. However, if you are negotiating a contract to be replaced, the terms are never favorable. MobileEye was in a difficult situation because the death reflected poorly on them. Blaming Tesla reflects poorly on MobileEye since Tesla was their most technology aware customer and MobileEye is saying Tesla got it wrong? Both companies could handled the split more maturely.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        “In fairness to Tesla, vendors very rarely pull product, even when being replaced, the goal is to maintain good relations to hope for future business.”

        Yes. Furthermore, companies are in business to make money. Refusing to negotiate for contract, and ending a business relationship when there is still money to be made, even under terms of winding down a contractual relationship, simply isn’t good business practice.

        To claim “Musk expecting that MobilEye would go along with his idea of running MobilEye and Tesla software on the same hardware at the same time was naive”… is itself a naive assertion.

        It appears to me that the reason MobilEye severed the relationship so abruptly is because they thought (perhaps correctly) they were being blamed for a fatal accident, and that situation was giving their company a bad reputation. As I see it, the abrupt severance wasn’t merely because Tesla decided to replace their product.

        1. unlucky says:

          What’s naive about it? Why is it more ‘worldly’ to think a company would make it easy for you to replace them?

          Yes it appears MobileEye cut them off. But surely there was a contract between the two. Tesla wouldn’t just sign on to a contract that lets MobilEye drop them on very short notice. Sorely to be cut off Tesla had to breach the contract at least in the eye of MobileEye.

          Whatever the difference of opinion was Tesla likely would have been smarter to change their stance to keep MobileEye happy while they developed their own hardware. That is unless the contract forbid them making their own hardware while being a licensee. In that case we’re back to Tesla being naive to think MobilEye would allow them to run them both simulaneously on costumer cars.

          1. TeslaMarc says:

            Parity would be great … but I doubt it will come out any once soon. But what really nerves me is that the small things are not fixed. Could someone explain me what the issue is with making the windshield wiper become automatic in case if rain or the automatic dimmer function of the screen. These should be easy to fix functions.

  2. Kandiru says:

    No xxxx, the parallel autopark has been active on my 2015 car for 6 or more months.