Tesla Autopilot System Tackles Daily Commute, Shows Minor Flaws
We’ve seen a few short videos of the new Tesla autopilot system in action. But thanks to our friends at DragTimes, now we really get to witness how this system works in the real world, doing its best to navigate a daily commute from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. If you’re not familiar with the new Tesla update, it gives the Model S a semi-autonomous system that allows for ease of driving (or lack thereof) in certain situations. The situation here mimics a driver’s daily commute from a residential suburb to a more congested city. RELATED: Tesla Model S Becomes (Almost) Autonomous, Records Car's Data
Throughout the video, the system remains mostly faultless. Only in certain situations does the driver have to grab the wheel; roundabouts, construction lanes, etc. Probably the most interesting thing, though, is that owner was actually pulled over by police while the system was initiated. Meaning it wasn’t able to recognize the speed limit.
Tesla still admits that the system is in beta, and will fix any sort of discrepancies, like those mentioned, that drivers may face on their commute. But by our account, the future of autonomous is here in full swing thanks to Tesla.
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