Taking to Twitter, Tesla’s head said that the Autopilot driver assistance system will be getting full self-driving functionality this August.
That issue is better in latest Autopilot software rolling out now & fully fixed in August update as part of our long-awaited Tesla Version 9. To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety. With V9, we will begin to enable full self-driving features.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2018
Following this announcement, Reuters reported that the Tesla shares price rose 5 percent, up to $327.93, which indicates investors’ continued faith in Musk.
However, no word is out yet on Tesla Model 3’s output improvements, as previous reports indicated that Tesla was struggling to meet weekly production targets for that vehicle.
Musk blamed delays on the robots on the assembly line, which was a “crazy, complex network of conveyor belts, and it was not working so [Tesla] got rid of that whole thing.”