A driver has recorded himself standing in the backseat of his Tesla Model S that is cruising on the highway on autopilot.

A driver has recorded himself standing in the backseat of his Tesla Model S that is cruising on the highway on autopilot.

Last month Tesla launched the Version 7.0 software update for its all-electric sedan that provides semi-autonomous driving features. Apparently, some guy decided that the tech is safe enough to use on the highway at a speed of 83 km/h (51 mph) while sitting in the backseat without even putting on the seatbelt, as you can see from the dashboard indicator.

Meanwhile, Forbes reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the crazy Autopilot videos on YouTube as “not good” during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call. He also announced additional constraints are coming.

“We discourage… there have been some fairly crazy videos on YouTube,” he said. “This is not good. And we will be putting some additional constraints on when Autopilot can be activated to minimize the possibility of people doing crazy things.”

Using four different feedback modules - camera, radar, ultrasonics and GPS, providing real-time data feedback from the Tesla fleet, the Autopilot is continually learning and improving upon itself. Given that, Musk added that “all cars will go fully autonomous in the long term” and “it will be quite unusual to see cars that don’t have full autonomy for new car production in the 15 to 20 year time frame.”

 

Source: CaSjUs212 and Forbes

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