Today's Tesla cars will become tomorrow's self-driving carsThe electric-car maker is putting self-driving hardware into all cars made now, and plans to push out software to activate it when the technology is ready.
Today's normal Tesla cars will become tomorrow's self driving cars. Tesla announced that all of its cars being made now will include self driving hardware technology, but the actual software for the car to drive itself will be coming later. Maybe in a year or two. The company is essentially future proofing it's vehicles so when the software is ready owners don't need to buy a new car That means the model X, the model S, and the upcoming model three all will be loaded with eight cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors, and a forward facing radar. It will also have a new onboard computer to process all the data and make driving decisions. Tests will post a video demonstration Where the car did everything by itself. Travelling through city streets to the highway and then finding a parking spot. It could even read signs to make sure it's allowed to park at a certain spot, so it skips over handicapped spots. In the video, a person is sitting in the drivers seat for legal reasons, but they're not doing anything. In reality These features will be rolled out over time, pitched as ways to enhance safety to assist drivers. And the goal is to have a car that can go from coast to coast, LA to New York, by the end of the year. And one more thing, Musk also said the car will be able to Find the owner anywhere in the world. Just press Summon on your phone app and the car will eventually find you. So basically Teslas are going to be just like the Batmobile. That's it for this Tech News update. I'm Richie Carey stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update