Friday, 14 December, 2018

Tesla's Autopilot to get 'full self-driving feature' in August

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says Musk tells fans 'full self driving' Teslas are near, as investigators dig into Autopilot accidents
Laurie Berry | 12 June, 2018, 14:19

Shares of Tesla rose as much as 5 per cent on Monday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self-driving features following a software upgrade in August. Elon Musk has tweeted about the possibility of rocket thrusters for extra boost for the Roadster and knowing what he is capable of, it might turn out to be a reality.

Tesla repeatedly tells drivers to keep their hands on the wheel while Autopilot is engaged-the auto warns anyone who doesn't, disabling the feature and even stopping the vehicle should the alerts be ignored.

After his tweet, Tesla's official website added a new "Autopilot" webpage which explicitly states that "Please note that Self-Driving functionality is dependent upon extensive software validation and regulatory approval, which may vary widely by jurisdiction". The canister could be filled by an electric pump run off the car's battery pack when the Roadster's drive motors don't need full power, although Musk said that they "are going to go a lot further", than that with the design.

He said the current version of Autopilot was most focused on safety, while the August update would introduce more autonomy.

Musk has previously said the software will "never be perfect" and is not created to replace human control of a vehicle.

The National Transportation Safety Board, in a preliminary report on the March 23 crash, also said that data shows the Model X SUV did not brake or try to steer around the barrier in the three seconds before the crash in Silicon Valley.

Knife rampage aboard Japanese bullet train kills 1, injures 2
The 22-year-old told police he carried out the attack because he was frustrated, and said he randomly attacked the victims. Police quoted Kojima as saying he was just ticked off and wanted to kill someone and that anyone would do.

Tesla wouldn't say if the system performed as designed.

Tesla intends to make quite a range of vehicles.

"All aspects of the crash remain under investigation as the NTSB determines the probable cause, with the intent of issuing safety recommendations to prevent similar crashes".

"At three seconds prior to the crash and up to the time of impact with the crash attenuator, the Tesla's speed increased from 62 to 70.8mph, with no precrash braking or evasive steering movement detected", the report said.

"In a word, Tesla's relationship with its workers has been bad", said Field.

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