Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated October 1, 2020

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350 'Tesla Autopilot' stories

March 2016 - October 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.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories October 1

In a new Euro NCAP report, Tesla Autopilot gets top marks for its performance, but it gets also trashed for its driver engagement.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories September 19

Tesla has reintroduced the “Enhanced Autopilot” option — offering a cheaper alternative to the “Full Self-Driving” package for existing owners.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories September 17

A Tesla driver was caught sleeping on Autopilot with their seat “fully reclined” at high speed, according to police who criminally charged the driver.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories September 15

Tesla has started pushing a new software update enabling Autopilot to stay in the passing lane instead of moving back to the right lane like you normally should.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories September 2

A Tesla owner shared a video of what appears to be Tesla Autopilot helping avoid a truck out-of-control in the right lane.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories August 26

A Tesla driver in North Carolina admitted to watching a movie on his phone while using Autopilot during a crash with a police vehicle.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories July 31

Tesla has released its Q2 2020 safety report showing a strong year-over-year improvement in Autopilot accidents, but a small regression quarter-over-quarter.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories July 14

Tesla lost a case in a German court today over how the company advertises its Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, which the court judged “misleading.” expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories July 1

We are starting to see an increasing number of reports from Tesla owners about Autopilot doing some really aggressive maneuvers to avoid crashes.

In this new example, a Tesla owner shares a video of Autopilot swerving to avoid a deer at the last second. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories June 25

Burger King figured out that Tesla Autopilot’s new “Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control” feature can confuse Burger King signs for stop signs and they quickly turned it into an ad campaign. expand full story

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