Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated October 19, 2018

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March 2016 - October 2018


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 October 19

In a somewhat controversial move, Tesla is removing the option to buy its ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ package from the online design studios of its vehicles. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories October 15

While Tesla has held back its main new Autopilot feature with the release of version 9, it has still deployed a new neural net for Autopilot and according to a new analysis, it is a massively bigger neural net with impressive new capabilities. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories October 4

Consumer Reports is out today with its first ever ranking of automated driving systems. Coming out on top overall was Cadillac’s Super Cruise, but Tesla’s Autopilot earned the highest score for the “Capability & Performance” category.

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Tesla Autopilot Stories October 1

Tesla is gradually rolling out its new version 9 update, which includes several new Autopilot improvements and features.

It’s giving us the chance to see more of the new Autopilot capabilities at work, including the new ‘Mad Max’ mode on ‘Navigate on Autopilot’. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 29

With its new version 9 software, Tesla is releasing its first major new Autopilot feature in a long time: Navigate on Autopilot.

Now we get to see the new feature at work for the first time. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 28

Tesla is currently working on its self-driving program by leveraging their work on Autopilot and the data gathered through its fleet.

Now the automaker is turning to its employees to help test their driving technology. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 27

In our latest look at the new firmware, we’re now exploring how Tesla Autopilot on Version 9 works: anything from Mad Max mode to path planning and more. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 25

Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving is rather simple – albeit hard. It has some radar and ultrasonic sensor technology but the goal is to drive based on computer vision with cameras feeding into a neural net system that it is able to recognize what it sees – much like a human.

We are now getting our best look yet at what Autopilot can see with a drive through Paris. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 14

Tesla has been tuning its Autopilot alerts, more commonly known as ‘nag’ in the Tesla community, in recent software updates.

Now the company made it easier for drivers to make the nag go away when not holding the steering the wheel. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories September 9

The Tesla Autopilot ‘buddy’ hack to avoid ‘nag’ when using the driver assist system is coming back disguised as a ‘phone mount’ to get around NHTSA’s ban. expand full story

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