Tesla Motors Inc. announced that it has sold 3,400 Model 3 electric cars and its first-ever fully-autonomous Autopilot feature will soon be rolling out to its fleet of more than 500,000 vehicles.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said that the first Autopilots will be available on the Model 3 this fall, with more to follow on the Roadster sedan.
Musk’s comments came in response to a question from a reporter on Tuesday about Tesla’s plans to build a network of self-driving electric vehicles.
Tesla also announced a $1.6 billion investment in its electric vehicle business.
On Tuesday, Musk said the company would also build an “autopilot” system that would allow Tesla owners to drive themselves in the event that a driver-initiated emergency occurs.
“The first Autosteer will be ready to roll out in the fall, and we expect the Autopinner will follow that,” Musk said.
“We’ll also have some more autonomous capabilities, like cruise control, lane keeping, etc., and we’re working on that.”
In response to questions about the future of the Model S, Musk also said that he’s not looking to bring the car back to the mass market.
“I think Tesla is doing a great job in building out their business,” he said.