FD have posted some videos from the live stream showcasing some of the new features that will be included in 1.6/2.1 patch that will be going into beta May 8.
Thermal Shock: For the other ship to overheat.
Regeneration Sequence: Allows you to repair the shields of a wingmate
Outfitting: New way to outfit your ship
Map States: Easy way to find missions and events.
Map Bookmarks: About time, no need to purchase Sidewinders
Hardpoint - Multicannon: New Huge weapon
Hardpoint - Beam Laser: New Huge weapon
Force Shell (Montage): New way to troll other players
Full stream: On the Horizon – Countdown to The Engineers Beta Livestream: Part 1