The first Tesla Model S and Model X equipped with Hardware 4 (HW4) are way off the production lines and are starting to be delivered to owners. Minor problem though, these over $100,000 vehicles lack essential features.
Tesla’s Hardware 4 (HW4) is still talking about him. If the revolution through additional cameras is not yet a reality, since the cars currently produced do not yet benefit from it, the radar and the new driving computer are part of it. But it seems that way Tesla has put the cart before the horse again, as the software part needed to make them work is overdue.
Louder 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. Whether it’s Model 3 or Model Y currently in production, five months have passed with nothing changed on the software side: there’s still no visible progress for customers, as we’d noted in the Model Y Propulsion review. test.
Today, we learn through the delivery of a Tesla Model X Plaid in the United States that Tesla can be even more impressive. The approximately $110,000 car comes with many software features that are not activated (unlike a sub-$25,000 MG4, even if they leave something to be desired), as the owner specifies:
What strikes me most at the moment is everything that doesn’t work. Here are the features I’ve noticed so far that are missing:
- Visualization of cars
- Cruise control, Autopilot, Autopilot navigation
- The ability to participate in the FSD beta
- parking sensors
- Automatic parking
- The car exit
Naturally, all this will no doubt be activated as soon as the software update is available, but that is clear Tesla is even stronger than doing away with ultrasonic sensors.
Without cruise control or Autopilot, this Tesla Model X is far from the promises of autonomous driving so often put forward by the Elon Musk firm. According to information shared in the month of February, the developers’ deadline for producing the software for hardware 4 was March 1.
Tesla Investor Day is over and a week later, the software still doesn’t seem to be ready. Maybe Tesla wants to take the opportunity to standardize some bricks for 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?