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.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 10, 2022
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