Elon Musk says increased Autopilot top speed ‘coming soon’


When Tesla Vision was first launched in May 2021, the automaker reduced the top speed from 90mph (144km/h) down to 75mph (120km/h).

This was done as a precautionary measure to ensure the new camera-based Autopilot system worked as intended.

After some initial validation, that was increased to 80mph (128km/h) with the 2021.4.18.10 software update about one month later.

Now nearly one year later CEO Elon Musk says a further increase to the top speed is in the works.

When asked by Zack (@BLKMDL3) on Twitter for an increase to either 85mph or 90mph (136 or 144km/h), Musk didn’t provide an exact timeline for when it might happen, instead opting to respond with one of his favourite phrases – “Coming soon.”

He also didn’t specify if the increase was going to be to 85mph or 90mph.

Tesla has been slowly expanding Tesla Vision after its initial launch last year.

The automaker has removed radar from Model S and Model X cars built at Fremont, and last week announced cars destined for Europe and the Middle East also now rely entirely on the on-board cameras for Autopilot, FSD Capability, and other safety features.

Tesla has also turned off radar for everyone with Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta, which now includes more than 60,000 users after expanding to Canada last month.

FSD Beta wide release for all North American owners coming this year: Elon Musk

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