Watch Tesla’s new fully self-driving car navigate around Palo Alto, driving through intersections & finding its own parking spot
Elektrek has an article on Tesla's latest self-driving vehicle technology - Watch Tesla’s new fully self-driving car navigate around Palo Alto, driving through intersections & finding its own parking spot.
The summoning mode reminds me of the car "Kit" in the old TV series Knight Rider. Apparently Tesla are looking to train the machine intelligence that operates the vehicle using real-world driver behaviour data captured over the coming months before rolling out the software to customer vehicles.
BNEF has a study on the "future of urban mobility" (AN INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY) which follows on the footsteps of their report earlier in the year looking at the growth of electric vehicle sales (ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO BE 35% OF GLOBAL NEW CAR SALES BY 2040).
Tesla released a video demonstration of a Model X equipped with its latest self-driving sensor suite, which is going into Tesla’s vehicles right now, and using the most advanced version of the software, which will be pushed to owners gradually throughout the coming year. The demo shows the Model X self-driving around Palo Alto, near Tesla’s headquarters. ...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that “when searching for parking, the car reads the signs to see if it is allowed to park there, which is why it skipped the disabled spot.”
When you have to get back to your car, of course, Tesla will not make you try to find it. You can tap ‘Summon’, like the current feature in ‘Tesla Autopilot 1’, but with the new hardware suite Musk says that “it will eventually find you even if you are on the other side of the country” instead of the 39 feet the first generation Autopilot can travel.