Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated September 19, 2019

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313 'Tesla Autopilot' stories

March 2016 - September 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 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

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

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