Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Motors, has been asked by users to improve on the company’s Autopilot technology.
- Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Motors, has been asked by users to improve on the company’s Autopilot technology.
- The feature has been criticized for being too limited in its current form.
- It can steer a car in its lane and change lanes when appropriate, and it can park on its own when it finds an open spot.
The electric car maker says an update for its Autopilot self-driving software will be unveiled on Wednesday.
The electric car maker says an update for its Autopilot self-driving software will be unveiled on Wednesday.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the update news and said the changes are “Way more than anyone expects”
Musk has been tweeting in recent weeks about Autopilot, saying that he plans to use Tesla’s full self-driving features to pick up his kids from school. The car maker currently offers a semi-autonomous driving system called Autosteer on Model S and X vehicles, which allows cars to automatically steer and change lanes on their own with driver supervision.
The company does not yet offer fully autonomous vehicles, despite some of its cars having self-driving capabilities. Self-driving car technology is still evolving as companies experiment with new features that can offer greater autonomy, while avoiding accidents that could undermine consumer confidence in the technology.
The company says it will make “significant improvements” to its radar sensor system.
Tesla is rolling out an update to its self-driving software that the company claims will improve its radar sensor system.
If you’re using Autopilot, your car will “temporarily default to a visual-only Autopilot mode,” the company said in an email sent to customers Thursday.
The goal of the update is to make it easier for cars that are driving themselves to see and avoid objects on the road.
Earlier this year Tesla blamed the limitations of radar for its cars being in a number of crashes.
While there’s some debate about the effectiveness of radar-only systems, it’s generally agreed that lidar (short for “light detection and ranging”) is better at detecting objects with more precision. However, it’s also much more expensive. Radars are more commonly used in commercial vehicles because they are cheaper.
So why would Tesla use radars? The company has said the sensor systems have some advantages over lidar units: Radar sees better through bad weather, such as through heavy rain, fog and snow. It can detect moving objects quicker than lidar can, making it ideal for highway driving where objects tend to be moving faster than in urban environments. And while radar can detect an object only when it’s a certain distance away, a well-placed radar unit can see hundreds of meters farther than most laser sensors.
Problems with the Autopilot system have been criticised after several accidents involving vehicles while they were using the technology.
Autopilot has been criticised after several accidents involving vehicles while they were using the technology.
Tesla driver Joshua Brown died in May 2016 when his Model S failed to spot a truck in Autopilot mode, and in January 2018, Walter Huang died when his Model X crashed into a barrier on the Central California Expressway.
There have also been a number of other crashes involving Teslas that occurred while drivers said their cars were in Autopilot mode.
Automobile safety advocates have called for a recall of the system – but Tesla says that drivers need to continue paying attention when it is turned on.
Tesla said it would be improving the Autopilot system which is intended to help cars avoid objects and stay in lane.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said the carmaker would be improving the Autopilot software which is intended to help cars avoid objects and stay in lane.
The update will come after a series of high-profile crashes involving Tesla cars using the driver assist feature.
In one case, a Model X crashed into a barrier on a California freeway, killing its 38-year-old driver and raising questions about whether Autopilot had failed to brake in time.
Self-driving cars are not yet mainstream and require regular updates to reduce the risk of crashes
Your self-driving car may not be quite so self-sufficient.
Tesla Autopilot, the driver assistance program offered by the electric-car manufacturer, is not yet a fully autonomous driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which regulates safety standards for motor vehicles in the U.S., explicitly states that Autopilot is not approved for fully autonomous driving. Furthermore, it’s important to note that Tesla drivers are required to have their hands on the steering wheel at all times and remain attentive while Autopilot is engaged—the system is intended to assist drivers, not replace them entirely.
Drivers using Tesla’s Autopilot are still required to monitor their vehicle and keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times until they see an indicator to take over control of their car. A new update scheduled for release this week will reinforce this fact with a reminder alerting drivers when necessary of when they need to engage with their vehicle and prevent potential crashes from occurring as a result of drivers becoming too disengaged from driving responsibilities.Tesla self-driving car update to be unveiled: New features mean more freedom for owners.
We’re getting closer every day: Tesla’s new self-driving car update is set to be unveiled in the coming months, according to Elon Musk himself. The new features will allow the owner to leave their car and do other things while it drives to their destination.
Tesla is clearly working hard to bring its driverless technology to market as soon as possible, and it’s no surprise that they’ve been testing it out on their live roadways—we can’t wait to see what this means for the future of driving!
Tesla recently announced that the company is set to unveil a new self-driving car update at the end of the month.
The announcement comes on the heels of a series of unfortunate accidents involving Tesla’s current self-driving technology, most notably an instance in which a driver and passenger died while their car attempted to drive itself. The accident is currently under investigation.
In response to this news, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that “Safety is our top priority” and that he hoped the update would help alleviate current concerns surrounding self-driving technology. He went on to stress that while Tesla cars are designed to be autonomous, drivers should maintain control of their vehicles at all times and should be prepared to intervene when needed.
It remains to be seen whether or not this update will assuage concerns about self-driving cars and their safety, but it is clear that Tesla remains committed to staying at the forefront of autonomous vehicle manufacturing.
Tesla is unveiling its next self-driving car update today.
The latest version of the car software will reportedly feature a new voice control system and a customized version of Google Maps, plus the ability to recognize stop signs and traffic lights.
Tesla, known for its electric cars, has been working on making its vehicles more autonomous. The company announced in October that it was ready to deploy a “full self-driving” feature with the release of its latest software, Version 9, which includes an “Autopilot” option.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has long claimed that his company’s vehicles would be able to operate without human intervention by 2020. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Consumer Reports have cautioned that Tesla’s system has not yet reached that capability, and have urged drivers not to use Autopilot while driving on public roads.
It’s no secret that Tesla has been working on a self-driving car for a while now. It’s also no secret that CEO Elon Musk has been known to overshoot deadlines. But it turns out he might have been playing his cards close to the vest when it comes to his company’s latest innovation, because he just tweeted out that there’s going to be an update on self-driving cars later this week.
The only details we have so far are that Tesla is looking to work with other companies in the industry and create a standard programming language for self-driving cars, which all seem like good ideas, but lack the specific details we’ve all been waiting for. Which companies? What will this new language look like? How does it compare to existing languages? These are all questions we’re hoping to get answers on in just a few days.
We’re also hoping to get some more information about how Tesla is planning on tackling the major technological hurdles facing self-driving cars—and there are many: from deep learning and computer vision to autonomous driving algorithms and managing the massive amounts of data self-driving cars will create, there’s a lot to cover.
Get ready for the Next Big Thing in self-driving car technology!
On [date], Tesla will unveil some of its newest features, including a system that allows multiple cars to connect and drive together on the highway. This feature will allow cars to move safely at much higher speeds than today’s systems, which rely on human drivers to respond to unexpected events.
It’s no secret that Elon Musk is excited about the future of the self-driving car and the potential it holds to transform how we live, work, play, and get around. He’s even gone so far as to claim that “cars are going to be like horses—you can have one if you want but you don’t need one.”
It will be interesting to see how this new technology is received by consumers when it hits the market later this year. The ability for multiple cars to communicate with each other could lead to safer roads and fewer accidents, but it also raises concerns about privacy and security.
Tesla is making a big announcement tomorrow at 10am PST, and we can’t wait to see what it is.
The company’s last announcement was about a new self-driving feature which was unveiled in October 2016. That was the first major advancement in Tesla’s self-driving capabilities since the launch of their “Autopilot” feature in 2015. The most recent update allows the car to change lanes automatically when a driver flicks the turn signal, eliminating one of the most annoying hassles of driving: having to do it yourself!
What will they announce tomorrow? We have no idea—but we hope it gives us more time to take care of other things while driving.
Self-driving cars are the future.
When you have to be somewhere by a specific time and don’t want to risk getting stuck in traffic, it can be helpful to have a car that knows just the right route to take at just the right time. But one of the main reasons you’d want to buy a self-driving car is so that you don’t have to worry about driving yourself—no matter where you are or what your destination is. After all, most people drive because they need to get somewhere, not because they actually enjoy driving for its own sake.
That’s why [brand name] is unveiling an update to their self-driving car software today: They want their customers to be able to depend on their vehicles, no matter where they’re going or what they’re doing.
The new update will use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to learn how each customer drives and adapt itself accordingly. For example, if a customer is headed home from work and normally takes the highway but suddenly decides to make an unexpected stop at the grocery store, the car will automatically figure out which way will take them directly there. This means less time spent behind the wheel and more time spent doing whatever else needs doing—like relaxing with a book or playing games online