The new Tesla Autopilot technology that is currently still in its beta development stage but has already rolled out to owners of the latest Tesla vehicles.
Tesla has now received regulatory approvals and the Tesla Autopilot technology can now be used Internationally. Elon Musk Tweeted over the weekend :
Regulatory approvals received, so Autopilot rolling out to all countries! (Excluding Japan, which is still under review)
Over the past few weeks the new Tesla Autopilot technology has caused concerns due to a variety of different YouTube videos being published showing irresponsible drivers letting the car take full control. With some drivers reading books and even climbing into the back seats while the autopilot technology has been enabled.
Tesla has always marketed the new autopilot technology as a hands on assistive aid, similar to that of cruise control rather than a complete autonomous driving system. Mainly due to its inability to not recognising stop signs, traffic lights or traffic cones. the Tesla autopilot also cannot navigate intersections and its functionality is reduced in bad weather or when road lane lines have faded.
For more information on the Tesla Autopilot technology that will soon be rolling out to all countries around the world jump over to the Tesla official website.