Elon Musk shared on Twitter that Tesla’s Autopilot has received a rewrite and now puts a timeline of 2-4 months before it can be released to the public with more functionalities. Part of the rewrite will include a more in-depth labeling system. Musk also stated that the “neural net is absorbing more and more of the problem.”
Musk said earlier this year that it was almost ready, although there has been no update until last night when Musk commented on Twitter about the Autopilot rewrite saying “Going well. Team is kicking ass and it’s an honor to work with them. Pretty much everything had to be rewritten, including our labeling software, so that it’s fundamentally ‘3D’ at every step from training through inference.”
In another tweet, the CEO said the update should be releasable in the next 2 to 4 months saying “A lot of functionality will happen all at once when we transition to the new software stack. Most likely, it will be releasable in 2 to 4 months. Then it’s a question of what functionality is proven safe enough to enable for owners.”
This 2 to 4 month timeline means we could be seeing the new Autopilot by late third quarter or early fourth quarter. However, what they are trying to achieve is quite an ambitious to goal so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the timeline adjust in the future.