Tesla Releases Autopilot Drive on Navigation in North America

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is releasing Autopilot Drive on Navigation in North America tonight.

Tesla Releases Autopilot Drive on Navigation in North America
Source: Tesla

The evening of October 27 is going to be known in the automotive history books as the day Tesla enabled Navigate on Autopilot on its electric vehicles.  

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Elon Musk announced early this morning that Tesla is releasing Autopilot Drive on Navigation in North America tonight.

Navigate on Autopilot makes Tesla vehicles smarter, safer, and more intuitive. The update also introduces a refined and simplified user interface and a wide variety of new features for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 as well as on Tesla's mobile application. 

Tesla cars now put autonomous driving further into a future where driving is cleaner, greener, and safer above all. 

Earlier this month, Tesla rolled out its 9.0 software to its vehicles. However, an important feature was held back for some additional testing: Navigate on Autopilot. 

Previously in August, Elon Musk announced that they were enabling full self-driving features during that month, giving more control over to the car from highway on-ramp to off-ramp. 

With Navigate on Autopilot released tonight on Tesla's Software Version 9.0, the company is expanding the existing suite of Autopilot features. Tesla has been releasing such features as over-the-air updates including all-new functionality. 

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot  

Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance feauture that guides a car from a highway's on-ramp to off-ramp with the driver's supervision. Navigate on Autopilot suggests lane changes, navigating highway interchanges, and also taking exits. Autopilot is designed to help the driver find and follow the most efficient path toward their destination when the feature is in use. 

After the driver enters the destination into the navigation, they can choose to enable Navigate on Autopilot for that trip. The feauture is activated when Autosteer is engaged via the normal prompt on the cruise control stalk on Model S and Model X, or gear selector stalk on Model 3. 

When Autopilot suggests a lane change, the driver must confirm this tapping the turn signal, for Model S and Model X, the turn signal or cruise control stalk. Drivers are always in control accepting or denying suggestions. The driver can continue to use Autosteer and other Enhanced Autopilot features without Navigate on Autopilot anytime they want. 

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In August, Tesla initially released Navigate on Autopilot in Shadow Mode, a dormant logging-only mode that allowed the company to validate the performance of the feature in the background.

Today, Tesla is releasing Navigate on Autopilot in Beta to Tesla customers in the United States. Tesla is currently waiting for pending validation and regulatory approval from other markets, after which Navigate on Autopilot is also going to reach Tesla customers in the rest of the world. 

Navigate on Autopilot makes Tesla vehicles smarter, safer, and more intuitive. The update also introduces a refined and simplified user interface and a wide variety of new features for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 as well as on Tesla's mobile application. 

Connect your Tesla to WiFi and drive on! 

 

 

 

 

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