When Tesla released its Autopilot feature a few years ago, it didn't take long before enthusiastic Tesla owners began pushing the feature to the limit. In fact, some of the early Autopilot videos we saw were so harrowing that Tesla was effectively forced to enact a number of safeguards around the feature. As a quick example, one video which made the rounds a few years ago featured a Tesla driver sitting in the backseat while Autopilot busied itself with the navigation.
In the years since, Tesla's Autopilot feature has seen a few transformations. In addition to implementing a number of safeguards, Tesla in 2016 cut ties with Mobileye, an Israeli company that provided Tesla with the advanced sensors that helped form the foundation for Autopilot. With Mobileye out of the picture, Tesla began work on a second-gen iteration of Autopilot, all based on sensor technology developed in-house. Of course, with Tesla starting from scratch, the second iteration of Autopilot has not been as reliable as the first.
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Tesla’s Autopilot feature should see some huge performance improvements soon originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at 19:46:14 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.