Tesla tests ‘mind blowing’ autopilot features for traffic lights, roundabouts

Shazma Khan December 10, 2018

CEO Elon Musk has announced a good news for Tesla owners where they will be able to try Navigate on Autopilot mode that will ‘blow their minds’ with more amazing features in testing.

Few months ago, automobile manufacturer Tesla teased its Navigate on Autopilot mode that will slowly handle more driving responsibilities in future. Now Musk announced via his Twitter that Tesla owners will be able to try the mode that will be mind blowing. He also mentioned some new features, currently in testing, that will make driving experience exceptional with minimum human input.

Musk said that Tesla owners who have their car built in the past two years should try the Navigate on Autopilot mode. The mode lets the car automatically pass slow cars and take highway interchanges and off-ramps; enough to blow their minds.

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He further mentioned that the company is already testing ‘traffic lights, stop signs & roundabouts in development software. He stated that their Tesla’s will soon be able to ‘go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all’.

Regarding the feature, Tesla has said, “While initially the feature will require drivers to confirm lane changes using the turn stalk before the car moves into an adjacent lane, future versions of Navigate on Autopilot will allow customers to waive the confirmation requirement if they choose to.”

According to Engadget, it is uncertain when exactly the features will be available as Musk didn’t give any release date. Also, the autopilot mode does not mean that it amounts for complete autonomy of the car. Yet, it will still help owners make their way out of busy roundabouts and such and also bring Tesla a step closer to entirely autonomous driving.

“In both of these scenarios, until truly driverless cars are validated and approved by regulators, drivers are responsible for and must remain in control of their car at all times,” said the automaker.

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