Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster to get SpaceX rockets

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster to get SpaceX rockets
Elsie Buchanan | 13 June, 2018, 00:42

But aside for that brief description, written in response to an owner's comments about Tesla's Autopilot suite of driver-assist features, Musk didn't give any more details about just how autonomous his cars would be.

Tesla Version 9, an apparently major software update to the operating system used for the automaker's vehicles, will debut in August and, according to CEO Elon Musk, add "full sell-driving" capabilities to the controversial Autopilot system.

The roll out news comes as the electric auto maker faces several investigations over crashes involving it's autopilot system. The stock is also in the green in after-hours activity. That level of autonomy may still be years away.

Precisely what changes we'll see in version 9 is still unclear.

The company wouldn't elaborate on exactly what the features are, by the way, but we'd suggest they'll take better advantage of the Enhanced Autopilot suite listed on the Tesla website.

Consumer groups argue Tesla's marketing - and even the name "Autopilot", which calls to mind a free-flying jet - contributes to a risky misunderstanding for drivers, suggesting they can take their hands off the steering wheel.

Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch
As for specs, the Pixel 3 XL is expected to feature about the same specs and performance as every other Android flagship in 2018. He claims that when he squeezed the phones frame, it vibrated – which clearly indicates the presence of the Active Edge feature.


What Musk means by "full self-driving features", though, is another question. Musk has said LIDAR is not a prerequisite for Tesla.

However, Elon Musk did confirm the rockets on the forthcoming Roadster will be "pure electric", ruling out the use of any petrol-based booster technology in the all-electric sports auto. One video recorded last week shows an official Tesla vehicle speeding along a California freeway while its driver is facing down, seemingly not paying attention or falling asleep. A Tesla representative told the publication that SpaceX and Tesla "are occasionally able to share ideas that help the other". Tesla representatives said they are investigating the incident.

"In a recent Twitter post, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said that the automaker's forthcoming next-generation Roadster all-electric supercar will boast the inclusion of a "SpaceX package", with "~10 small rocket thrusters".

While Musk's announcement appears absurd to some, Tesla executives are not confirming nor denying his claim.

"These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering".

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