Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated June 5, 2019

Tesla Autopilot

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306 'Tesla Autopilot' stories

March 2016 - June 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 June 5

Tesla’s dashcam system, TeslaCam, captured a video of a lane-splitting motorcyclist intentionally hitting a Model 3’s side mirror apparently for not making space.

The Model 3 was on Autopilot and didn’t move to make space for the motorcycle, which raises an interesting question about the use of the driver assist system. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 29

The version of Tesla Autopilot in current customer vehicles today is not supposed to handle intersections, but there’s an interesting mostly unknown behavior of Navigate on Autopilot that makes it somewhat manage intersections.

Here you can watch Tesla Autopilot reacting to a stop sign and making a right turn. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 28

A Tesla owner believed that his Autopilot system was malfunctioning in the rain when it abruptly moved into another lane only to find out later by reviewing the dashcam content that it might have saved him from a crash. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 22

In an attempt to be the first to deploy a truly fully autonomous driving system later this year, Tesla is collecting corner cases that its vehicles encounter on the road with its Autopilot system.

We now get an interesting example with a visualization of how Autopilot interprets and reacts to a goose crossing the road. expand full story

Tesla’s latest Autopilot feature, Navigate on Autopilot, has been trashed in a review by Consumer Reports who said the system is “less competent than a human driver”, makes “poor decisions”, and creates “potential safety risks.” expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 21

Tesla’s Navigate on Autopilot feature, which enables autonomous lane change on the highway, has suggested a lane change into oncoming traffic for a Model 3 driver. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 17

A Tesla driver got a suspended license after he drunkenly fell asleep on Autopilot on the highway in the Netherlands. The police managed to safely wake him up while Autopilot was driving the vehicle unsupervised. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 16

A fatal crash that occurred earlier this year and involved a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot and a truck is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

They have now released their preliminary report. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 12

A Tesla owner shared a dashcam video of his vehicle stopping in front of a rabbit on the road and he claims Tesla Autopilot saw the animal and initiated the maneuver to avoid hitting it. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories May 10

Tesla is again restructuring its Autopilot software team, according to sources talking to Electrek.

CEO Elon Musk is taking the reins with now even more people reporting directly to him and some senior staff being let go while others being promoted. expand full story

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