As Elon Musk promises “full self-driving," experts worry Tesla is "using consumers as guinea pigs”

Image credit – ElectrekTesla has long warned its drivers and has insisted that its Autopilot feature is not a self-driving feature, and government officials have in the past warned Tesla about the way they market it. However it seems that the company could finally be transitioning into offering full self-driving features in an upcoming update.This is according to a tweet by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk (via Electrek) in which he responded to some concerns a customer had with the Autopilot feature. According to Musk, he claims that the problem the customer was describing is expected to be fully fixed in August where it will be part of the Tesla Version 9 update. He also adds that Tesla will enable “full self-driving features” in that update as well.That issue is better in latest Autopilot software rolling out now & fully fixed in August update as part of our long-awaited Tesla Version 9. To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety. With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving

As Elon Musk promises “full self-driving," experts worry Tesla is "using consumers as guinea pigs”

Safety experts worried the grand promises of full self-driving capabilities could lull drivers into a false sense of security for technologies that are still largely unproven on the road.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from The Washington Post

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says

An update to Tesla's Autopilot software coming in August will enable "full self-driving features" for the automaker's electric cars, chief executive Elon Musk says.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Elon Musk says Tesla cars will be fully self-driving in August

Billionaire hopes new software will also help Roadster 'beat gas sports cars on every performance metric'

Mon 11 Jun 18 from The Independent

Musk tells fans 'full self driving' Teslas are near, as investigators dig into Autopilot accidents

Musk also tweeted over the weekend that his new roadster sports car would one day be rocket-powered        

Mon 11 Jun 18 from USA today

Musk's promise of Tesla's 'full self-driving' features leaves plenty of questions - Roadshow

The automaker refused to elaborate for now on exactly what this promise entails.

Mon 11 Jun 18 from CNET

Elon Musk Says ‘Full Self-Driving’ Will Come to Teslas This Summer

Tesla Autopilot is already one of the most capable self-driving systems available to consumers, but it's still very limited in the grand scheme of what's possible in vehicle automation. The ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Extremetech

Upcoming Tesla Update Will Enable ‘Full Self-Driving Features’

Image credit – ElectrekTesla has long warned its drivers and has insisted that its Autopilot feature is not a self-driving feature, and government officials have in the past warned Tesla ...

Sun 10 Jun 18 from Ubergizmo

Tesla will start enabling full self-driving features in August

Tesla has been promising true self-driving features in its cars for the better part of two years, but there has been precious little to show for it. Now, though, you might get what ...

Sun 10 Jun 18 from Engadget

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