Tesla Autopilot Overview Updated December 9, 2018

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March 2016 - December 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 December 9

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

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

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

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 26

We already had a few good looks at what Tesla Autopilot can see, but now we have the best visualization to date with an incredible 360º video representative of the Autopilot’s entire array of cameras. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 23

A Tesla Model X driver in the Netherlands tried to use Autopilot as a defense in court to get out of tickets for driving while using a mobile device.

A judge has ruled against him confirming that the driver is responsible even when driving with Tesla’s Autopilot on. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 7

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is testing an exclusive cutting-edge version of Autopilot in his own Tesla Model S, according to a new report. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 4

Following several changes, it looks like Tesla is pushing hard to sell its Enhanced Autopilot package lately.

Now we learn that Tesla is offering a discount on the Autopilot package as part of a new trial. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 2

As it is finally launching new features under its ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ package, Tesla is increasing the price of the package when ordered after delivery – creating a $2,000 incentive for buyers to order it with their vehicle. expand full story

Tesla Autopilot Stories November 1

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been promising some major improvements to Tesla Autopilot’s Summon feature in recent weeks.

Now he has announced a new update coming in “~6 weeks” that will enable Tesla owners to remotely control their car through their phones “like RC cars”. expand full story

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