Tesla Motors company has announced a new system of automatic control of the car. According to the preliminary data, which were announced right at the presentation, the new system should allow cars to park without human participation as quickly and unmistakably as the driver would do.
Today, we are going to talk about such a sad story as the relationship between Tesla Motors and automatic control systems of the car. In fact, the so-called “autopilot” appeared in the middle of the 20th century and used very primitive and inefficient technologies (by today’s standards). The Tesla company persistently tries to prove that “smart” cars are not a fairy tale and that they can be accessible to everyone. The autopilot appeared in the manufacturer’s cars a long time ago, but it is extremely difficult to call it independent.
In late 2016, Tesla announced the next version of its automatic systems complex called Autopilot 8.0 and Enhanced Autopilot. Not so long ago, these functions began to be introduced into new cars. Modernization mainly involves increasing the “sensitivity” of cars by improving the sensors, as well as increasing the number of these sensors and surveillance cameras. Introduced innovations should help the company’s cars reach unprecedented levels.
Sensors will need to improve handling, emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. But the most important thing is that Autopilot 8.0 will allow cars to park better than even the most experienced driver! In any case, this is what Tesla Motors experts promise to us. It was also promised that the new version would remove the stupid speed limit of 88.5 km/h.
To be frank, it is also worth recalling that the Tesla Motors Autopilot is currently facing some difficulties. The car does not always recognize objects on the road correctly. In particular, Tesla sensors do not always distinguish between motorcyclists and cyclists on the road, thus leading to frequent accidents. Besides, there are complaints about the car’s reaction speed, including parking.
Manufacturers remind that the current version of the “autopilot” is an assistant, which still does not let the driver completely forget about monitoring the situation on the road.