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Tesla starts testing software v7.1 with an updated UI, a new self-parking feature, ‘Driver Mode’ and Autopilot restrictions

mobileye_cameras_dataWe recently reported on Tesla starting to push new Autopilot restrictions to some Model S owners last Sunday – about a month after Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned of upcoming constraints to limit some potentially dangerous use of the Autopilot as seen in videos posted online.

The Model S owners reporting on forums having received the update with new Autopilot restrictions have quickly removed their posts. We now learn through sources with knowledge of matter that Tesla started testing the new version 7.1 of its software with a select group of Model S owners this week.

The new update includes UI improvements, a new self-parking feature, ‘Driver Mode’ and Autopilot restrictions.

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Tesla started pushing more Autopilot restrictions to minimize the “crazy things” owners have been doing

AP restrictionDuring the conference call to discuss the company’s third quarter financial results on November 3rd, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned that the company will push software updates to add restrictions to the Autopilot.

Now we learn that Tesla started pushing these constraints to some Model S owners on Sunday – about a month after announcing it.


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