According to rumors, the 2.0 version of the Autopilot feature autonomous conduct of Tesla Model S and Model X would emerge this year. It is thus a matter of more autonomous car with new sensors. Meanwhile, the 8.0 version of the Tesla OS should be deployed to the fleet to bring new features.
Tesla the Dashboard
The Tesla Model S and Model X are connected cars, capable of being updated remotely. The ELECTrek site, always well informed on issues Tesla has unveiled some details about the 8.0 update Tesla OS soon to be deployed on all brand cars. Among the novelties, there is the appearance of new autonomous driving features on the Autopilot. It would indeed be possible to use the flashing to ask the Tesla exit the highway by taking independently a highway ramp. The Autopilot would also be more fluid in his reactions when following a car on the highway. But autonomous driving should take a whole new turn later in the year.
Autopilot 2.0: towards a more autonomous driving
According to the site TechnoBuffalo, version 2.0 of the Autopilot would emerge this year. It would not be a software update, but hardware this time. It is thus likely that the owners of a Tesla Model S and Model X today can not take advantage of future features of the Autopilot 2.0. This new Autopilot should incorporate a new camera on the front can read more precisely the signs of the road including the panels-stops and traffic lights. The Tesla Model S and Model X could then stop themselves at an intersection with no reaction from the driver. For now, Tesla only stop when they follow a car that also stops.
Prototypes in nature
The Autopilot 2.0 has already been seen in nature on different S. Tesla was able to see some strange photos, with additional cameras in the cockpit, but also additional sensors facing the grille. We could also see a kind of integrated LIDAR on the mirror of the driver. What avoid accidents due to the dead angle of the Autopilot?
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