Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated January 10, 2019

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March 2016 - January 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 January 10

Tesla was supposed to come out with some new Enhanced Autopilot features, especially new Summon+ features, last year, but the new capabilities have been delayed.

Now CEO Elon Musk says that the new features should be going to beta testers “in the next few weeks”, but others are being held up due to “some regulatory pushback”. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories January 8

Tesla has released its new safety report for the fourth quarter. It’s the automaker’s second report since launching this new initiative in response to what the company sees as unfair coverage of accidents by the media.

Accidents per mile were up last quarter, but it seems like Autopilot still appear safer than humans. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories January 5

In an incident caught on video, a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot drove on some ice and slid out-of-control, but the owner claims that the driver assist system regained control of the vehicle by itself and brought it back into a lane. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 22, 2018

A Tesla owner says that Autopilot automatically applied the emergency brake to avoid a crash caught on his TeslaCam last week. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 20, 2018

There are very simple things that drivers should do and often learn in driving classes that would help alleviate traffic but some people often lose the habit of doing them, like moving out of the passing lane when appropriate.

Now Tesla Autopilot’s latest feature, Navigate on Autopilot, actually suggests you move out of the left lane when it makes sense. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 19, 2018

Tesla Autopilot is increasingly starting to be able to detect and understand some “corner cases” that it encounters on the road and now we get a good look at how it detects an interesting situation: lane-splitting motorcycles. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 9, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is teasing important new developments for its Autopilot system to ‘soon’ support traffic lights, stops and roundabouts, which he says will lead to full self-driving capability. expand full story

With the advent of self-driving vehicles, GPS accuracy is becoming increasingly important and Tesla believes that it developed a technology that allows for a more accurate positioning by sharing data between vehicles, according to a new patent application. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories December 1, 2018

A Tesla Model S driver was pulled over and arrested by the California Highway Patrol yesterday after the police officers saw him seemingly sleeping at the wheel.

It took about 7 minutes and 7 miles for the police to be able to pull the car over, which was allegedly on Autopilot. The driver was arrested for drunk driving.  expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 28, 2018

Tesla’s global fleet recently reached half a million vehicles, and all of them added over the past three years have been equipped with Autopilot hardware, which has been gathering data for Tesla’s driver assist program.

The automaker now says that the Tesla owners have driven 1 billion miles with Autopilot activated as of today. expand full story

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