Tesla Motors has delivered a unique driver experience in recent memory with the release of its new autopilot feature. With such a huge advancement in terms of technology, this news also came with a myriad of questions and concerns. Here’s a quick rundown of a few things you need to know about Tesla’s autopilot features and how it affects the driver experience.
More Features on the Way: As of right now, the autopilot car experience is still growing. It still does not recognize stop signs or red lights, but Tesla seems confident that feature is coming soon. The addition of a self-parking feature is also in the works with the ultimate goal being a completely autonomous car experience.
Many Teslas Can Autopilot: All of Tesla’s cars manufactured since September 2014 have been fit with the appropriate sensor hardware. What this means is there is a possibility for more of Tesla’s vehicles to have the autopilot car experience implemented at some point, but only time will tell.
Situational Data + Mapping: The Tesla’s sensors interpret the data from around the car and combine it into two sets of mapping data. The first is based on GPS navigation and the second utilizes the Tesla autopilot’s central system, high-resolution maps. The Tesla maps are said to be much more detailed than the GPS system’s and is based on information found in from Tesla’s travel data.
When it comes to car experiences, few have been as revolutionary as Tesla’s autopilot feature. Is this the future of the automotive industry? What do you think? Will we ever live in a world where people don’t drive cars anymore? All we know for sure is that if you want a high-performance car experience, you don’t need an autopilot, you just need to get down to SPEEDVEGAS and do it yourself.