Electric car manufacturer Tesla has released a new promotional video this month demonstrating its new Autopilot features that are now available in the range of electric Tesla cars. Watch the video below to learn more and see it in action.
The revolutionary new Tesla Autopilot technology was launched during October 2015 and is capable of self driving your vehicle using 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors.
The Autopilot sensors are positioned around the car and are capable of sensing obstacles up to 16 feet around the car in every direction at all speeds, says Tesla who explain more about the technology.
Tesla Autopilot relieves drivers of the most tedious and potentially dangerous aspects of road travel. We’re building Autopilot to give you more confidence behind the wheel, increase your safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable. While truly driverless cars are still a few years away, Tesla Autopilot functions like the systems that airplane pilots use when conditions are clear. The driver is still responsible for, and ultimately in control of, the car. What’s more, you always have intuitive access to the information your car is using to inform its actions.
Tesla Version 7.0 software release allows those tools to deliver a range of new active safety and convenience features, designed to work in conjunction with the automated driving capabilities already offered in Model S. This combined suite of features represents the only fully integrated autopilot system involving four different feedback modules: camera, radar, ultrasonics, and GPS. These mutually reinforcing systems offer realtime data feedback from the Tesla fleet, ensuring that the system is continually learning and improving upon itself.
Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, traffic-aware cruise control. Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps avoid collisions from the front and sides, as well as preventing the car from wandering off the road. Your car can also scan for a parking space, alert you when one is available, and parallel park on command.
For more information on the new Tesla Autopilot technology jump over to the official Tesla website for details via the link below.
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