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The long-awaited Autopilot 2.0 brings a host of improvements, and a few new functions.

Tesla has started rolling out the second generation of its Autopilot software. The long-awaited Autopilot 2.0 brings a host of improvements, and a few new functions.Autopark now enables the Model S and the Model X to back into a perpendicular parking spot. Previously, motorists were only able to use the function when parallel parking. The feature works the same way as before, meaning Autopark detects a suitable parking spot when the vehicle is traveling at no more than 10 mph.

The update also brings a new feature called Display Brightness that automatically adjusts the brightness of the touch screen embedded into the center console. Tesla promises the screen is now clearly visible in all lighting conditions, and it even learns users' individual preference.

Electrek reports the updated Autopilot brings a "silky smooth" new control algorithm for Autosteer, and full-speed Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). It's a step towards Tesla's goal of proving the system's worth by performing a completely autonomous coast-to-coast drive.

Autopilot-equipped cars are now rolling out of Tesla's Fremont, California, factory with the new software. Current owners will receive it via an over-the-air software update that Tesla will send out in the coming days.