Tesla owners have been waiting for the release of the ‘Navigate on Autopilot’ feature since the version 9.0 software was rolled out at the start of October.
The previous software included navigation aids and app updates, but not the active guidance feature that many users were keen to try.
But users needn’t wait any longer as the new navigation feature will go live in North America tonight, October 27, according to a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Navigate on Autopilot will assist drivers by guiding the car from the on-ramp to the off-ramp of a highway, including making suggestions for lane changes and navigating highway interchanges, according to Tesla.
This should make long and tiresome highway journeys less taxing since, although drivers will still need to supervise the movements of the car, they can allow the guidance systems to find the most efficient lane for them to travel in and make sure that they don’t miss their exit.
The initial version of the feature will only suggest lane changes, requiring drivers to confirm that they wish to change lanes before the car moves.