Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated March 26, 2020

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March 2016 - March 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 March 26

Tesla is preparing to release an update to its Autopilot system that will enable it to automatically stop at traffic lights and a video of the system at work has already been released. expand full story

Tesla Model Y wiring schematics reveal that the electric SUV is equipped with a radar heater to weather-proof Autopilot and its future self-driving capability. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories March 20

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final reports on two fatal crashes involving Tesla vehicles on Autopilot.

Tesla takes some criticism from NTSB for the deaths in those two Autopilot crashes, but ultimately, the agency determined that the main causes are unrelated to Tesla. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories March 9

A Tesla driver claims that Autopilot automatically moved to avoid a head-on collision with a car in the wrong lane on the highway. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories February 25

Tesla, and even Apple, are receiving some harsh criticism from the NTSB regarding a fatal crash on Autopilot in 2018. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories February 19

A group of hackers has managed to trick Tesla’s first-generation Autopilot into accelerating from 35 to 85 mph with a modified speed limit sign that humans would be able to read correctly. expand full story

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

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