Video: Tesla Admits Full Self-Driving Beta Is Not Autopilot
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
Tesl does not consider its Full Self-Driving system to be a full-fledged autopilot and does not plan to make it so in the foreseeable future. According to the publication Ars Technica, this follows from the letters sent by the company to the California Department of Transportation.
- Tesl introduced the Full Self Driving module back in 2019 and now, according to some reports, is installing it on all its cars. However, it is unlocked only on some electric cars, as the system is believed to be in beta testing. At the same time, drivers are required to fully control the behavior of cars.
- Back in November, the California Department of Transportation asked the company how testing is going on and what are its prospects. In response, the company sent several letters, the contents of which were recently declassified. As it turned out, even the developers of the Full Self-Driving function do not consider it a full-fledged autopilot.
In particular, the company stated that the functionality of the system is limited during the beta testing phase. For example, electronics are unable to recognize static objects (such as road debris or road work areas) and emergency vehicles, cannot navigate large intersections with uncontrolled traffic and roads that are not on maps, and can malfunction in adverse road conditions or if there are drivers in the neighborhood with an aggressive driving style.
- Tesl further noted that even when the system becomes available to a wide range of users, its functionality will remain “largely” the same. The company does not expect serious improvements: Full Self-Driving will legally remain a second level autonomous control system, which requires constant human control.
- Meanwhile, in one of his recent interviews, Elon Musk stated that by the end of 2021 Tesl electric cars will be able to reach the fifth level of autonomy.
- According to the head of Tesla, the appearance on cars of a software package that allows completely entrusting the control of on-board electronics will increase the price of cars by about $ 100,000. In the case of Tesl electric vehicles, this means doubling the price.
A week ago, the Hond company announced the legalization of the third level autonomous control system in Japan. Its application will allow the driver to be distracted from the road in certain situations. The system will be installed on serial HondLegend in special configurations.
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