DETROIT (CBS/AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he’s optimistic that a software update can improve the semi-autonomous Autopilot system in the company’s cars.
Tesla has been working on changes to Autopilot since May, after one of its Model S sedans failed to sense a tractor trailer in bright sun and crashed into it. The driver was killed.READ MORE: Afghan Refugee Who Moved Family To NorCal Shot Dead In San Francisco While Working As Driver
In a Twitter post Sunday, Musk said that after talking with German supplier Bosch, which makes its radar sensors, it appears “significant improvements” to Autopilot can be sent to drivers automatically through over-the-air software updates.READ MORE: Hertl’s Hat Trick Leads Sharks Past Flames, 5-3
Musk gave no details on the improvements. He also didn’t say when the updates might happen.
Musk also said he plans to release new product plans for Tesla after his other company, Space X, launches a rocket early Monday.MORE NEWS: COVID: High Demand For Vaccines, Boosters Strains Staffing At San Mateo Clinic
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