ELON MUSK has just announced a major new update for the Tesla Autopilot’s Summon feature, claiming by next year his company’s vehicles will be able to drive around a car park and read road signs.
The news comes a week after the American company announced surprisingly high profits in this financial quarter despite Mr Musk’s several high-profile scandals - from bizarre Twitter spats to lawsuits.
The last three months have been a rollercoaster ride for the electric car company, whose boss Mr Musk spiralled out of control and has faced a litany of legal woes.
Tesla posted a profit of $312million (£242million) in the last three months - beating analysts’ gloomy predictions, as the mid-priced Tesla model 3 was the fifth best-selling passenger car in America, according to industry analyst Edmunds.
Over the same period, Mr Musk has been entangled in a series of well-publicised scandals which seem not to have affected his flagship company’s bottom line.