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Published on May 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Driving On Curvy Freeways (Videos)

May 16th, 2017 by  

There are still some out there on the web complaining about how Tesla’s Autopilot (semi-autonomous driving) features don’t work as well in the newer Hardware 2.0 vehicles as they do/did in Hardware 1.0 vehicles. The general point being made is that, without Mobileye’s tech — Hardware 2.0 vehicles are all Tesla, no Mobileye input — the company can’t deliver.

It should go without saying that software development, especially for something as complex as self-driving vehicle tech, isn’t something that happens overnight, but is rather a slow process. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising if Tesla’s tech is still somewhat behind that offered in the company’s Hardware 1.0 vehicles — though this is up for debate, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that it only took the company around 6 months to recreate Mobileye’s tech.

All of that said … there are more and more videos being posted online of Hardware 2.0 vehicles that seem to do a pretty good job during Autopilot use. With that in mind, below are two recent videos that caught my attention (h/t Teslarati) and seem worth reposting here.

One is from “Tesla Trip” showing the new Autopilot driving on curvy freeways at high speed:

And one is showing something quite similar … but with the curveball of the use of “Auto Lane Change” while moving into a tight turn:


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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