The automaker’s autopilot system, which has been hailed by some as the most advanced in its class, is now being rolled out to all Model S and X cars.
Tesla says it is the first company to roll out autopilot on a mass-market vehicle, as well as its first to offer it in the U.S. But it’s still early days for the technology, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk called “the best-in-class.”
In an interview Tuesday, Musk said the company is working to improve the system to make it better than the one in use on Tesla vehicles currently in use, which are limited to California.
Musk also said that, while he believes that the autopilot will be a game changer, he does not believe it will be the “killer app” for Tesla to launch a mass production model of its cars.
“I’m not really convinced it’s the killer app,” Musk said.
“I think we’re not going to make cars until we’ve got a killer app.”
Tesla’s autopilots, which have been widely praised for their safety and ease of use, will also allow Tesla owners to operate their vehicles remotely in a variety of conditions, such as a restaurant parking lot, a museum or a busy freeway.
Musk also said Tesla is working on an autopilot-equipped Model X crossover, which will be available by early next year.
The company plans to unveil that vehicle, which would replace the Model S sedan, sometime this year.