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.

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