"The Range Assurance application is always running quietly in the background even when navigation is not in use. In realtime, it communicates with the network of Tesla Superchargers and destination chargers, discarding any that are in heavy use or inactive and warns you before you drive out of range. The navigation system then shows a map of the most convenient charging locations and guides you to the closest one. Moreover, it factors in height changes, like having to climb over a mountain pass, and looks up weather and windspeed from the Internet to determine range with extreme accuracy. From a user standpoint, all that complexity is taken care of automatically. No need to think ahead or do any calculations. This software update makes it effectively impossible for a Model S driver to run out of charge unintentionally. Your car always takes care of you."
"Model S [Trip Planner] will now automatically navigate you to your destination by integrating the best charging options into your route."
"Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc., says autonomous driving isn’t all that difficult to achieve. 'I view it as a solved problem. We know exactly what to do and we will be there in a few years,' Mr. Musk said at the Nvidia Corp. graphical processor conference in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. A fully autonomous vehicle that is much safer than a person 'is much easier than you would think,' he said. 'In the distant future people may outlaw driver cars. You can’t have a person operating a two-ton death machine!'"
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just signed a law that will allow Tesla to start selling its vehicles again to residents of the state. About a year ago, New Jersey started enforcing a law that required vehicles to be sold to consumers through dealerships. Tesla doesn’t play nicely with dealerships. It sells its vehicles directly to consumers through company-owned showrooms instead of independently owned and state-certified dealerships. So about a year ago, Tesla stopped selling cars in New Jersey and the company’s two showrooms were unable to offer test drives or discuss sale information. The car company spent the last year publicly fighting the ban and on Monday won a major victory when the state legislature approved the bill. Under the new guidelines, Tesla can only open a total of four of its own dealerships and has to operate at least one service center."
"But on Thursday, Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, took a big step in that direction when he announced that the maker of high-end electric cars would introduce autonomous technology by this summer. The technology would allow drivers to have their cars take control on what he called 'major roads' like highways. Mr. Musk said that a software update — not a repair performed by a mechanic — would give Tesla’s Model S sedans the ability to start driving themselves, at least part of the time, in a hands-free mode that the company refers to as autopilot."
"After two and a half years of working out production kinks, issuing nearly 30 software updates, and dozens of hardware upgrades, the Model S feels like a real car, but better. It's quiet and comfortable, carries a new breed of prestige and luxury, has enough space to move half of my worldly possessions (tested), and when the urge strikes there's a button on the touchscreen that says Insane."
"Looking forward, Musk was reluctant to preview the upcoming major revision of Tesla’s operating system, but did say that a 'Major UI' update would be forthcoming with system 7.0 to make it more intuitive to use alongside all-new autonomous drive features: auto steer and valet park mode.
Revealing that Tesla has been testing its autonomous vehicle technology by driving from San Francisco to Seattle, Musk said that Tesla’s autonomous drive software is at a level where it’s possible for its engineers to drive almost completely autonomously between the two cities without requiring driver input. For those cars fitted with the necessary hardware, autosteer will be activated in update 7.0, due in about 3-4 months. For the 7.0 update however, he said, Tesla wouldn’t be bringing that level of autonomy to customers’ cars quite yet. Instead, update 7.0 — due in about three or four months’ time — will add auto steer functionality when travelling on highways or freeways with clearly-defined lanes."
This is just a concept and it's not by Tesla. Design house Bureau Oberhaeuser posts some mockups of what they envision a next-gen UI to look like.