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Tesla releases new Autopilot 2.0 software update, adds Automatic High Beam worldwide

Tesla started pushing its latest over-the-air Autopilot software update ‘2017.32’ for cars equipped with the second generation hardware last night. 

Most Tesla owners will see the release notes of the update only as “minor improvements” as Tesla is still fine-tuning its ‘silky smooth’ control algorithm, which it started pushing last month.

We will have to wait for the first test drives to see how the improvements perform, but Tesla also released its Auto High Beam feature to all markets with this latest update.

Tesla describes the feature:

“We’ve added a new setting, Auto High Beam, that makes using high-beam headlights more convenient by automatically switching to low beams to avoid shining too much light at other drivers. When you enable this setting and turn your high beams on, Model S temporarily switches to low-beam headlights if traffic is detected in front of the vehicle.”

The feature was already available in all Autopilot 1.0 cars and in Autopilot 2.0 cars in some markets, but now it was pushed to all markets.

For Tesla vehicle with Autopilot hardware 2.0 owners, Tesla explains how to activate the feature:

“To enable Auto High Beam, tap CONTROLS > LIGHTS > AUTO HIGH BEAM on the touchscreen. Turn your high beams on as usual by pushing the turn indicator stalk away from you. The blue headlight indicator in the instrument panel displays a small A when high beams are on This indicator turns gray when high beams are dimmed in response to surrounding light.”

Here’s a demonstration of the feature on a first generation Autopilot Model X by Bojrn Nyland:

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