If one thinks about the scope of this of Tesla leadership and engineering, this is amazing: version 7.0 of the Model S software adds self-driving to the Model S. Like any major update, the software will be rolled out slowly over the U.S., then Europe and Asia (pending regulatory approval).
Keep in mind this isn’t full autopilot: the update adds what Tesla calls, Autosteer, which keeps the car in lane while avoiding other vehicles and keeping a safe speed. Auto Lane Change is another feature part of the update: the Model S will change lanes by itself when prompted by the turn signal, and finally Autopark: the Model S will find a spot, and park in it.
In the planned version 7.1, the Model S can be sent to a garage and then be called to come and pick the driver up — and so on, in theory. However, Tesla lead Elon Musk made sure to warn that drivers should still be aware and even still keep hands on the wheel, not only to mitigate potential risk, but also to keep the driver liable of any potential accidents.
But, I don’t think anyone is keen on crashing a Tesla, so that should help.