Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible
I’ve been waiting quite a while to publish this post but wanted to take my time when writing it as to not cause some people a mass panic. Yes, Tesla has released semi-autonomous driving via the latest over the air software update. While I wouldn’t immediately take your hands off the wheel and assume all will be fine, I would take it for a test drive and see what all the fuss is about. While Tesla is certainly pushing the boundaries with EV, semi-autonomous driving and style wrapped in a bow, there are some who think that going completely autonomous is the answer.
How does it work?
Tesla uses a combination of forward radars, a forward-looking camera and 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors and as you can imagine, onboard processors that are accessing this data in real-time while also sending data back to Tesla for monitoring and analysis. Tesla has said that the OTA update will allow a Model S to control the steering, switch lanes and manage speed of the car on its own. While most people wouldn’t be able to handle giving up the control of a car they have bought, Tesla owners have no doubt been and continue to be on the cutting edge of technology and engineering as well as pushing the envelope. Tesla will over time get better at updates as all software companies do and with the vast amount of data pouring in from all those connected cars, it shouldn’t be long before Tesla is able to create a fully autonomous vehicle that can rival the likes of Uber without having to pay for gas and drivers.
See it in action!