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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:50 PM

 

Tesla's Musk to ring in 2017 with self-driving cars

Tesla's Musk to ring in 2017 with self-driving cars

by Michelle Meyers
December 22, 2016 10:16 PM PST


The ​CEO tweets that the updated version of its Autopilot feature will be enabled in new Teslas starting at the end of next week.


Elon Musk has a holiday gift for those waiting patiently for self-driving features in new Teslas.

"Looks like we might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week," Tesla's CEO tweeted Thursday night.


He's referring to new models built starting in October that contain the hardware capable of full-on autonomous driving as part of their Enhanced Autopilot driver assist feature. None of the systems were to be enabled, however, until a yet to be announced December date, which now looks to be during the week between Christmas and New Years'.

The rollout is expected to be incremental, first enabling safety systems like adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking. This brings Tesla's new Model X and Model S vehicles in line with the older Teslas currently on the road.

Read more:
https://www.cnet.com/news/teslas-elon-musk-to-ring-in-2017-with-self-driving-cars/




Video mentioned in the article:



Published on Nov 19, 2016

Tesla has released another Autopilot autonomous driving demonstration video, this time in a Model X.
Compared to the original video, this one encompasses a wider range of challenges:
- pedestrians
- cyclists
- fog
- construction
- curves
- cars parked on shoulder
- increased cross traffic

This video has been slowed down, to better approximate real time speed. The original Tesla video (with sped up video) can be found:
https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/videos/au...

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Response to think (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:03 PM

1. That was so strange to watch

If I could take a nap or make a sandwitch instead of driving, I'm all in.

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Response to think (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:23 PM

2. What insurer would insure a car that is not in control by a human?

The potential for killing somebody is high.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 02:45 PM

3. What insurer would insure a car controlled by humans?

With the demonstrated actuality of killing thousands of people every year.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:33 PM

4. Give it time

 

It will be 50 times safer than human drivers soon enough.

More than 30,000 people died in 2015 in car accidents. Who the hell insures humans?

I think once more self drivibg cars are out there insurance rates will go down significantly.

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