A spate of recent crashes has brought the system under regulatory scrutiny. To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed in a recent announcement that the automaker's forthcoming super auto - the next-generation Roadster - will feature an "Augmented Mode" which will enable the drivers to handle the vehicle's power.
"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".
While Tesla is selling a full self-driving package, that does not mean that consumers will be able to use it immediately.
"The software update is good news", Elazar Advisors' Chaim Siegel was quoted as saying by Reuters, adding the stock was still benefiting from Musk's last week's Model 3 prediction that Tesla will likely hit a "5,000 auto week by the end of this month".
It has not been made clear which self-driving features would be included in the August update. The features will be available for Autopilot 2.0 vehicles.
Several Tesla crashes have, according to both the company and government investigators, been caused by drivers placing too much faith in Autopilot, taking their hands off the steering wheel and their eyes off the road.
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As a remake of one of Tesla's very first vehicles, the new Roadster has been kept under wraps for the past few months and from the outside at least, the Tesla Roadster continues the design language we've seen on the Model X, Model 3 and updated Model S, with a somewhat more aggressive edge. Tesla has been going through trying times with the production of the Model 3 not going as planned but is expected to reach the target soon.
It's worth bearing in mind, the official Tesla website still says "Enhanced Autopilot should still be considered a driver's assistance feature with the driver responsible for remaining in control of the auto at all times".
GM had said it will expand the roll-out of Super Cruise to all its Cadillac models beginning 2020.