About 12-24 hours early, depending where you call home on this planet, Tesla has already started rolling out its much-anticipated Autopilot functionality as part of the new Tesla System 7 software upgrade.
After months of beta testing with a select few lucky customers, the final version has officially launched and has already started to slowly roll out this evening, with the full rollout expected to be complete by tomorrow.
On Saturday, Elon Musk had tweeted that Autopilot was expected to have its wide release on Thursday:
Autopilot was originally scheduled to go live during the summer. But difficulties reading lane markings on the infamously awful concrete freeways of LA — white lane markings on white concrete aren’t exactly easy to see, neither for humans nor for computers — pushed the delay back.
Autoblog has a great breakdown of the various Autopilot features you can read about here.
And for the entire press release from Tesla, read here.