Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Autopilot Buddy defeats Tesla's safety systems; it is not your friend

Autopilot Buddy defeats Tesla's safety systems; it is not your friend

It is often seen that a tweet from Elon Musk sends everyone in frenzy and this time, it isn't any different.

"Latest update should have a positive effect on latter issue especially". Most cars lack the lidar sensors and 360-degree cameras that can be used to detect lanes, obstacles, and traffic-sensors that are ubiquitous in autonomous test vehicles.

When Tesla released the original version of Autopilot, some owners appeared to operate their vehicles as if they were fully autonomous.

It's worth bearing in mind, the official Tesla website still says "Enhanced Autopilot should still be considered a driver's assistance feature with the driver responsible for remaining in control of the vehicle at all times". But a spate of recent crashes has brought the system under regulatory scrutiny. Tesla also has an additional $3,000 (roughly Rs. 2,02,000) package to enable "Full Self-Driving Capability", notes Electrek, and this is what will finally receive features with the Version 9.0 update.

Musk tweeted that Tesla's Version 9, a software update that will automatically install in Tesla cars, would "begin to enable full self-driving features" and entirely fix certain issues with "Autopilot", the name for the company's package of semi-driverless features such as advanced cruise control.

The role of Autopilot in some accidents involving Tesla vehicles has raised some controversies about the technology. But with Musk, you never know.

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The new Tesla Roadster was first revealed in 2017 but is only expected to be available in 2020 for a base price of $200,000 Dollars. "Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly ..."

Meanwhile, the NTSB in a preliminary finding into the crash in Mountain View. Tesla has also released a second teaser image of the new SUV.

Neither had their hands on the wheels for some time before the crash.

The Tesla Roadster will make it to production in 2020 with a base price of US$200,000 (RM798k).

Among other factors, investigators are trying to determine how the car's camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors were working and what they were tracking.

Tesla isn't the only company looking into this type of technology.

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