Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated November 20, 2019

Tesla Autopilot

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316 'Tesla Autopilot' stories

March 2016 - November 2019


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 November 20

A US senator asked Tesla to deactivate Autopilot and pressured the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to go after the automaker over its safety claims and nag defeat tricks. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 7

A new video showing what Tesla Autopilot sees when navigating a construction zone gives an impressive look at Tesla’s evolving computer vision system. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories October 11

In a series of tweets today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about future plans for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving capability.  Notably, three weeks from now on November 1, Tesla will go through with a planned price increase for Full Self Driving software, increasing the price by $1,000.

The software currently costs $6,000 as an option on any Tesla vehicle.  This cost will rise to $7,000 at the end of this month.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories September 19

A Tesla owner on the early access program got the new Tesla V10 update and released a demonstration of his 40-minute commute on three freeways in Los Angeles, which was achieved without driver intervention. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories August 21

Tesla’s head of Autopilot software, Stuart Bowers, has left the automaker to work for the venture capital firm Greylock after a restructuring of the Autopilot team. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories August 10

Tesla fires are back in the news today due to a Model 3 exploding after a crash with a tow truck in Moscow.

The vehicle was reportedly on Autopilot at the time of the accident. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories August 1

Tesla is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Model 3 driver who died in a crash with a semi-truck while his car was on Autopilot. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories July 25

Tesla doubled the size of its fleet over the last 12 months and it’s putting a lot of pressure on its service capacity.

The automaker revealed the number one reason owners visit service and it’s a surprising one: to learn how to use Autopilot. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories July 23

A Tesla Model 3 driver mowed down 11 construction cones, shared the TeslaCam video, and blamed Tesla’s Automatic Emergency Braking feature powered by Autopilot.

The video serves as a good reminder to remain vigilant when using Autopilot, especially in construction zones. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories July 9

We are now getting more information about the Tesla Autopilot team restructuring that started in April as a new report lists several Autopilot engineers who have left the automaker. expand full story

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