Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated January 16, 2020

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March 2016 - January 2020


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 January 16

Tesla crashes while driving on Autopilot increased a lot quarter-to-quarter, according to Tesla’s own Vehicle Safety Report, but it was to be expected with the tougher driving conditions in the winter and crashes are still less frequent than without Autopilot. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 30, 2019

A Tesla Model 3 driver filmed himself crashing on Autopilot and it serves as a good reminder that Tesla drivers need to keep their hands on the wheel on Autopilot at all times. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 17, 2019

Tesla is warning Model S and Model X customers in Europe about a new software update that is reducing the capacity of its Autopilot features in order to comply with regulations. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 9, 2019

A Tesla Model 3 owner driving on Autopilot crashed into a police vehicle in Connecticut and was given a citation for reckless driving after admitting that he wasn’t paying attention at the moment of the crash. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 6, 2019

Tesla has started pushing a new software update for Autopilot with new speed adjustments, stop sign warnings, and more. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 4, 2019

Tesla’s Autopilot-powered safety features, especially its Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), has shown some impressive results in a new series of crash tests.

You can see it save pedestrians at the last second in the video below. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 2, 2019

Tesla Autopilot is improving fast and a new video now shows Tesla’s driver-assist flawlessly avoid a cone in the road in a construction zone. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 20, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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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