The California-based automaker has been producing its cars with new generation self-driving hardware for some time now, but the owners were actually limited to even fewer features than first generation users.
Elon Musk previously announced the Tesla Autopilot 8.1 software suite would arrive at the end of the month and users are now reporting the update has finally arrived for the Autopilot 2.0 hardware. This means the Tesla Autopilot 8.1 rollout is only for this specific hardware, and includes the rise of the Autosteer speed limit, from 55 miles per hour (89 kilometers per hour) to 80 mph (129 kph) as a main feature. The catch is tesla said the camera needs to be calibrated before using Autosteer at high speeds. This update is one of a series that will match the 2.0 hardware to the first-generation capabilities.
“Model S requires calibration before you can use Autosteer at driving speeds greater than 55 mph (89 kph). Until the vehicle has finished calibrating, which takes automatically over several days of driving on well-marked highways.” In addition, the update also allows the use of Summon, previously also unavailable for second generation hardware vehicles. The suite also added Auto Lane Change and that was also covered in the released notes by Tesla.