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Tesla Self-Driving Car Video & More Details

Kyle published our initial article about Tesla’s new self-driving hardware, and I just followed up with a poll about when we will have Tesla robotaxis. Apparently, there’s already more to share. Tesla has now released a video showing a Tesla using the self-driving hardware and published extra info on the tesla.com/autopilot page.

Below is the new video and a several highlights from the webpage.

  • Rollout plan: “Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot software is expected to complete validation and be rolled out to your car via an over-the-air update in December 2016, subject to regulatory approval.”
  • Smart Autopilot: “Once on the freeway, your Tesla will determine which lane you need to be in and when. In addition to ensuring you reach your intended exit, Autopilot will watch for opportunities to move to a faster lane when you’re caught behind slower traffic. When you reach your exit, your Tesla will depart the freeway, slow down and transition control back to you.”
  • Smart Summon: “With Smart Summon, your car will navigate more complex environments and parking spaces, maneuvering around objects as necessary to come find you.”
  • Twice As Safe: “This doubles the number of active cameras from four to eight, enabling full self-driving in almost all circumstances, at what we believe will be a probability of safety at least twice as good as the average human driver. “
  • Snake Charger? “For Superchargers that have automatic charge connection enabled, you will not even need to plug in your vehicle.”
  • Personal Assistant: “All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, the car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination or just home if nothing is on the calendar.”
  • Bond-Style Valet: “When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you.”
  • Tesla Ridesharing Only (No Uber): “Please note also that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year.”

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