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Tesla updates new Autopilot to increase speed limit and add ‘side collision warning’


A month after starting to push the first phase of ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to the first 1,000 vehicles and a few weeks after releasing it to the whole fleet, Tesla has now started pushing a new update to improve on the new Autopilot.

Owners of Tesla vehicles with the second generation Autopilot hardware started receiving the update v8. over the weekend. Expand

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot to be released in ‘about 3 weeks’ with incremental monthly releases


If you take delivery of a Tesla Model S or X today with the automaker’s brand-new “self-driving-ready hardware”, it actually can’t drive itself just yet since Tesla is still working on the software, but it also doesn’t even have driver assist features on par with Tesla’s first generation of Autopilot.

That’s because Tesla is working on the new generation using its own ‘Tesla Vision’ image processing architecture, the company is rebuilding the features based on the new systems. New owners are quite impatient to try the new promised features of Tesla’s ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ and CEO Elon Musk has now clarified the expected rollout of those features. Expand

Tesla is getting self-driving cars to market first by being imperfect, but better than humans


The announcement that Tesla is now equipping every car coming off its assembly line with what the automaker believes to be the necessary hardware to enable full self-driving capability has been met with skepticism among industry watchers and left the market mostly unimpressed.

Tesla’s stock price fell by 2% after the announcement, which indicates that the market either has doubts about Tesla achieving level 5 full autonomy with the new hardware or it doesn’t understand the implications of having full autonomous capabilities. The latter is unlikely considering the value of self-driving technology for automakers has been mostly understood for the past few years now.

The former is more likely the case here since we have been told that lidar sensors are required for full autonomy and redundancy ever since self-driving vehicle development has become mainstream in the industry, and Tesla is almost famously not using the laser-based sensor. Expand