Tesla will release a new Autopilot interface with version 9 software coming this summer, confirms Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has started gradually releasing information about the automaker’s next important over-the-air software update this week.

Today, Musk confirmed that it will come with a new user interface.

As we reported earlier this week, Version 8.0 came back in 2016.

It was Tesla’s most significant over-the-air software update at the time. It featured a user interface refresh, a few new features, and several improvements related to Autopilot.

Now almost two years later, Musk announced that Tesla’s version 9 software update is coming in August with the first ‘full self-driving features’.

Today, Kevin Wang asked Musk if the instrument cluster could display vehicles in the blind spots as he pictured above in the render.

In response, Musk confirmed that the interface will change with the upcoming Version 9 software update:

In this case, he is specifically referring to the Autopilot interface, but Tesla’s interface, on both the instrument cluster and the center display, has evolved a lot over the years.

In my review of a 5 year old Model S, I shared a look at the different versions of the user interface over the years:

Electrek’s Take

In my opinion, Tesla already has the best in-car user interface out there and that’s because they were able to improve on it a lot through over-the-air software update.

The images above already show a great improvement, but, of course, there’s always room to improve.

Musk has been taking a lot of suggestions from owners on Twitter and hopefully, Tesla’s software team was able to filter that and take the best ideas to build Version 9.

I am quite excited about the upcoming version because I have hope that it will not only come with significant Autopilot and user interface improvements – but also some long-awaited features.

I am talking about things like Tesla’s new music streaming service, the dashcam service using Autopilot cameras, and more.

What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.

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