BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 23: (CHINA OUT) Elon Musk, Chairman, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors, addresses a press conference to declare that the Tesla Motors releases v7.0 System in China on a limited basis for its Model S, which will enable self-driving features such as Autosteer for a select group of beta testers on October 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. The v7.0 system includes Autosteer, a new Autopilot feature. While it's not absolutely self-driving and the driver still need to hold the steering wheel and be mindful of road conditions and surrounding traffic when using Autosteer. When set to the new Autosteer mode, graphics on the driver's display will show the path the Model S is following, post the current speed limit and indicate if a car is in front of the Tesla.
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Tesla has been trying to open up a showroom in San Antonio twice. But despite the failure, the company is still eager to open its branch in the area for the third time.
The car company might be successful this time because they have been well-prepared. They filed a permit with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a $250,000 renovation project.
The renovation includes transforming the former cyber-security company that measures around 12,000 square foot lot in at 23011 W Interstate 10 into an exquisite showroom.
The permit stated that the project will start on Nov. 1 and will last for a month. According to Teslarati, the development ranges from plumbing to electrical upgrades.
In other news, Seeking Alpha reported that there is another incident involving Autopilot in China. The crash happened in January, but it has only been brought up to the media lately.
The family of the unidentified Chinese victim stated that the Autopilot was on when the accident occurred. Notably, Tesla has been marketing their vehicles in the Asian country as fully autonomous.
The issue has been brought to the headlines after the family decided to file a lawsuit. As per the website, Tesla has been keeping this information away from the public.
The updates about the surfaced issue are yet to be unveiled soon. So far, Tesla has been the center of media attention after the Florida incident, in which the Autopilot was involved as well.
According to a previous report, the 45-year old driver Joshua Brown died after his Tesla Model S crashed underneath a truck. The investigators allegedly believe that the system was not able to determine the incoming truck, resulting in the accident.
As per Electrek, the Autopilot installed on the car was not able to detect the truck which leads to the tragedy. Despite the fact that the Autopilot consists of a camera, a radar, and a few ultrasonic sensors, its front-facing radar did not catch the incoming 18-wheeler.