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March 2016 - June 2018


The Autopilot is Tesla’s advanced assisted driving program with features like Autosteer, Autopark, and Trafic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC).

The hardware suite was first introduced in Tesla’s vehicles in September 2014. The company gradually released more and more advanced features through over-the-air software updates until the first meaningful “Autopilot Update” in October 2015 with the release of v.7.0 of Tesla OS.

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 21

Following a comment from Elon Musk about changing the Autopilot’s ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ alert, Tesla has released a new software update to enable the change and it clarified how they detect the hands on the wheel. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 19

Tesla has recently been increasing the alerts to ‘hold the steering wheel’ when using Autopilot in an attempt to try to reduce misuse of the driver assist system.

The move is not welcomed by all Tesla drivers and could potentially lead to some of them seeking ways to avoid the alerts, which are often referred to as ‘nags’ in the Tesla community.

A product that helps them do just that was just shut down by NHTSA. expand full story

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Tesla Autopilot Stories June 18

We previously reported about what Tesla’s Autopilot can see with its suite of 8 cameras around the car, but we rarely got into how the Autopilot understands and interprets what it is looking at through its computer vision system.

That’s changing today after a few hackers were able to overlay Autopilot data on top of snapshots of what the system is seeing. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 13

As we reported earlier this week,Tesla’s latest Autopilot update comes with more ‘nag’ to make sure drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but some owners are complaining about their hands not being detected on the wheel even though they are gripping it.

CEO Elon Musk now says that Tesla will update Autopilot’s ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ to better reflect what needs to be done. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 11

The new Autopilot software update that Tesla started to roll out last week features some improvements in performance as promised by CEO Elon Musk. But now, owners are also finding out that Tesla significantly increased the “nag” to force drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. expand full story

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and computer vision, is currently hard at work trying to improve Autopilot by training Tesla’s neural net with incredible amounts of data from Tesla’s fleet.

He took a break from it to give some interesting insights into the development at a conference last month. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 10

Tesla’s next major software update ‘version 9.0’ is now set for a release in August and it will include the first ‘full self-driving features’ for Autopilot 2.0 vehicles, says CEO Elon Musk expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 8

Amid the controversy over the use of Tesla Autopilot and the few highly publicized accidents involving the driver assist system, a Tesla service technician has been filmed either asleep or unconscious at the wheel of a Model S driving on Autopilot. expand full story

As Elon Musk announced earlier this week, Tesla started pushing a new Autopilot software update.

It features some performance improvements and it has a new feature that renders the surrounding car on the instrument cluster. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 6

During Tesla’s 2018 shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Elon Musk teased a new Autopilot software update that could come as soon as this week and he talked a little about upcoming Enhanced Autopilot features.

He even confirmed that Tesla plans to bring back free Autopilot trials. expand full story

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