The first Tesla Model S and Model X equipped with Hardware 4 (HW4) are rolling off the production lines and beginning to be delivered to owners. The small problem, however, is that these $100,000+ vehicles lack essential features.
Tesla’s Hardware 4 (HW4) isn’t done talking about it. If the revolution by the additional cameras is not yet a reality, since the cars produced at the moment do not yet benefit from them, the radar and the new driving computer are part of it. but it seems that Tesla has put the cart before the horse again, as the software part needed to make them work is behind schedule..
Noisier than Tesla Vision: no autopilot or cruise control
Since last September and the discontinuation of ultrasonic sensors, Tesla owners have been eagerly awaiting the return of parking aids. In fact, whether on the currently produced Model 3 or Model Y, five months have passed without anything changing on the software side: there is still no progress visible to customers, as we had noticed in the Model Y Propulsion test.
Today we found out through the delivery of a Tesla Model X Plaid in the United States that Tesla can do something even more impressive. The $110,000 car comes with many software features that are not enabled (unlike a sub-$25,000 MG4 though they leave something to be desired) as the owner specifies:
At the moment, what I notice the most is anything that doesn’t work. Here are the features I’ve noticed so far missing:
- car display
- Cruise control, Autopilot, Autopilot navigation
- The possibility of participating in the FSD beta
- parking sensors
- automatic parking
- out of the car
Of course, all of this will undoubtedly kick in once the software update becomes available, but it’s clear that Tesla is even stronger than with the abandonment of ultrasonic sensors.
No cruise control or autopilot, this Tesla Model X is far from the promises of autonomous driving that Elon Musk’s firm advances so much. According to information shared during the month of February, the developer deadline for the production of software dedicated to hardware 4 was March 1.
Tesla Investor Day has passed, and a week later, it looks like the software is still not ready. Maybe Tesla wants to take the opportunity to standardize some bricks before the update, Who could finally allow Tesla Vision and the hundreds of thousands of Teslas delivered since last summer to find the famous Park Assit?
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