Tesla Is Readying Its Autopilot Hardware 4.0 Upgrade
Tesla appears to be getting ready to launch its new Autopilot hardware 4.0 upgrade, according to a report.
Electrek reports on a new filing with European regulators that suggests that the new hardware is ready to go, with the Netherlands giving Tesla the go-ahead to install the new hardware in new Model S and Model X cars.
The list of changes is a lengthy one.
Introduction of Generation 4 complex vehicle control system (Autopilot)
Introduction of new car computer and GNSS antenna
Introduction of Gen3 inverters to ######m1# drive units
Change to Automatic Dipped and Main Beam Sensor
Unification of Model X brake system application
Introduction of new stay arm for Model X interior rear-view mirror
Update to manufacturer’s engine code
Update to vehicle’s rear badging
Update to vehicle’s maximum vehicle speed
The move means that we can be sure that the Autopilot hardware 4.0 will include a new computer, with the company now applying with regulators to be able to install it in its cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already said that the company doesn’t intend to offer the option to retrofit the new hardware into older cars, unfortunately.
As for that curious mention of increasing maximum vehicle speed, it’s thought that’s related to the Plaid models which are still yet to manage the speeds that Tesla originally promised they would.