Tesla Starts Shipping Model Y with Hardware 4

Tesla has commenced shipments of its Model Y vehicles fitted with the latest self-driving computer, Hardware 4 (HW4), from its Fremont, California factory. Introduced earlier this year in its flagship Model S and Model X vehicles, HW4 represents a pivotal step towards Tesla’s ambition of fully autonomous driving.

HW4, a substantial improvement over its predecessor, boasts a faster processor and increased memory, enabling the development of advanced self-driving features. Upon its initial rollout, some functions were not immediately available, leading to a delayed installation in mass-market vehicles like Model Y.

Source: @klwtts

Notable potential improvements with HW4 include enhanced lane keeping, accurate recognition and response to traffic lights and stop signs, safer unprotected left turns, and smoother, more precise parking. Though Tesla has yet to announce specific new features tied to HW4, the hardware upgrade is poised to significantly enhance Tesla’s self-driving capabilities.

Our Thoughts

As Tesla refines HW4’s performance, further advancements are anticipated, with the system already showing increased effectiveness in certain maneuvers. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk is intent on achieving Full Self-Driving (FSD) by the end of the year, HW4’s contribution to this objective, as well as to the future rollout of Robotaxi, remains to be seen. However, we don’t expect it to happen by the end of the year. Read our Model Y review here.

More Articles for You

The Best Tesla to Buy Now: Model 3 Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive

In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles, Tesla continues to lead the pack with its innovative and high-performance offerings. For …

New XPeng G6 Teased Ahead Of Launch In Malaysia

Don’t you just love carmakers and their teaser images? This time, Bermaz Xpeng Sdn. Bhd has uploaded a teaser photograph …

Fully Electric Kaiyi X3 Pro Expected To Launch In Malaysia Soon

Chinese carmakers, including BYD, Geely, and SAIC, have impacted the Malaysian automobile market in recent years. With Chery as its …

Flying Cars To Be Powered By Hydrogen For Longer Flights

The issue with electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft  (eVTOLs) from the very beginning has always been range. And that …

EV Charging Etiquette Not Keeping Up With EV Popularization

Let’s face it folks, electric vehicle etiquette is not keeping up with the adoption of EVs. At gas stations there’s …

MG Celebrates 100 Years At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Over the weekend, MG has been celebrating its first 100 years in style at the 31st Goodwood Festival of Speed, …