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Tesla’s Musk ‘Hopes’ to Roll Out New Autopilot Version Wednesday

  • Latest software to be rolled out if no ‘last-minute issues’
  • Tesla Autopilot 8.0 uses radar, GPS to lower false alarms

Elon Musk “hopes” to introduce a new version of Tesla Motors Inc.’s Autopilot software on Wednesday, while the automaker remains under scrutiny for a fatal crash in May.

Tesla will roll out the newest version of the Autopilot software “if no last-minute issues discovered,” Musk said in a Twitter post. He had said this week that the latest version’s emphasis on radar and a GPS database over cameras to guide cars might have saved the life of a driver who was killed when his all-electric Tesla Model S sedan drove under a semi trailer that was crossing a Florida highway.