Tesla Starts Rolling Out Navigation
March 25, 2019—Months after releasing a beta version of its Navigate on Autopilot feature, which is a key step toward automated highway driving, Tesla is now starting to roll out a new version of the feature that enables automatic lane-change without confirmation, according to a report by Electrek.
Navigate on Autopilot was supposed to be in the first release of Tesla’s v9 software update, but the automaker decided to pull it for further validation. The feature was supposed to enable on-ramp to off-ramp driving on the highway with the system doing all its own lane changes based on speed and the destination entered in the navigation system.
Tesla started releasing the feature in its 2018.42 software update, but it doesn’t automatically perform the lane changes. Navigate on Autopilot suggests the lane changes and the drivers need to initiate them with the blinker stall.
Along with the updated version of Autopilot, Tesla is also apparently starting to release Enhanced Summon, an updated version of Tesla’s Summon feature.