Tesla cars now react to traffic signals and stop signs with new update

Tesla leads the industry when it comes to autonomous and futuristic cars. Tesla’s Autopilot is a drive-assistance feature that helps in adaptive control, changing lanes, and other self-parking for Tesla cars. The company gives regular updates to Autopilot, with the eventual goal of making the vehicles completely self-driving. Recently, Tesla rolled out another feature in the latest Autopilot update. In this new update, Tesla vehicles will recognize traffic signals and will stop at the intersections. The feature is still a beta version in the update. The new update is available for the owners with the Self-Driving computer v3 that controls Autopilot and other features.

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What is in the new Autopilot Update?

The brand new feature is referred to as Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control. It was one of the most notable features in the update, which Tesla has been teasing for quite some time. When the driver activates Autopilot, the car will automatically acknowledge traffic signals and will come to a halt at intersections.

Tesla Autopilot update

The company also took responsibility for its beta version. It also announced that the new Autopilot update would slow down the vehicle at traffic signals. The company said that the feature is built to be conservative, and the slow down to keep people safe on roads. The driver must still press the accelerator or pull the Autopilot stalk once to drive through the intersections. The company also confirms that this feature upgrade will not take care of turning the vehicle at intersections.

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There are some flaws in the new update

After the launch of the new Autopilot update, many Tesla owners tested it and posted their reviews on social media platforms. According to the owners, their Tesla did not stop at some of the intersections while using the new Autopilot update. Some of them reported that the car did not slow down as it was supposed to. While testing the beta version of the new Autopilot update, it can be dangerous for the drivers to rely on it entirely. Hopefully, the company will work on fixing these flaws in the update and eventually launch a stable version of the same.

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Source: The Verge, Mashable

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