The update is focused for newer Teslas because unlike the older versions, vehicles built after October (known as hardware 2, "HW2") were initially launched without the whole set of Autopilot features.
In a string of tweets and replies over the last few days, starting with one on December 29, Musk revealed the progress with the update he refers to as "HW2", short for "hardware 2", a moniker for the latest generation of vehicles being manufactured by the company.
Many research firms have provided their ratings on Tesla Motors, Inc.
Since the over-the-air (OTA) update, Electrek reported that Tesla community has been buzzing about a Model S instrumental cluster. "Will then hold to verify no field issues and upload to rest of fleet next week".
After almost three years of volatile but stalled price action, Tesla shares are probably due to make a meaningful move. The customers who have recently purchased the Tesla cars got this "Autopilot 1" update, which will allow them to explore a 100% self-driving capability.
This is thought to be related to Tesla's switch from cameras supplied by Mobileye to Nvidia-supplied cameras.
Going into 2017, electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is pulling a couple of levers to help boost demand for its vehicles.
So maybe, if you were planning on grabbing a Tesla Model S or Model X some time this year, it would be sensible to jump in now. Now those owners can use some of the main Autopilot features, like auto-steer and traffic awareness cruise control (TACC), and forward collision warning, but at a low speed.
A tweet by Elon Musk hints that Superchargers could double the speed at which they add power to Tesla cars.
Tesla vehicles as a standard come with a 17-inch display that shows all the nearby Supercharging stations.
"Some Tesla customers who had expected cars in late September, have seen deliveries slip not only past October, but now November because of the chaos that appears to be the new hardware".
Tesla produces cars at its Fremont, California, factory and has said it will make 500,000 cars a year by 2018, an ambitious goal that also depends on the company's battery factory east of Reno, Nevada, coming online with battery-cell production.
Musk appears confident that the technology is almost ready, although he has said that regulatory issues may delay the commercialization of self-driving cars.