As you probably know, Tesla had to re-build the functionality of Autopilot version 2.0 after their previous technical partners, the Mobileye company refused Tesla in installing their chips on version 2.0, as it was installed on version 1.0. Tesla recreated it in 6 months and now they seem to have gained the previous technical and technological level. To make it even more pleasant, they rolled some new enhancements that must satisfy drivers having Autopilot version 2.0:
• deletion of the speed limit in 55 mph and setting it to 80 miles per hour. Only a week later, they overrode the newly set limit and made it as 90 mph (128 km per hour),
• deletion of the 35-mph limit on the off-highway roads and setting it on +5 mph to the existing limit unless a driver would want to override this setup; when a system cannot recognize the speed limit on such roads or it is absent, it automatically drives a car on 45 mph,
• the enhancement of functionality of warnings about side collisions,
• improvement of Automated Emergency Braking system,
• a beam of high road light becomes automatic,
• summoning a car from a parking lot when no one inside the car becomes available in version 2.0, the same as an automated parking a car on a lot,
• automated changing lanes becomes available in 2.0 version and it is activated simply by turning on the left or right turn signal when the Autopilot functionality is on.
Elon Musk tells that through several days after the updates of the system took place (at the beginning of May 2017), drivers will not be able to experience the speed enhancements at one. First, their car cameras would have to adjust to new speeds tying up in their calibration to the road markup. After this automated process is over, the new speed limits will empower. Until then, drivers with 2.0 version will have to stick to previous limits – 55 and 35 mph. It is expected that the next update will be effective for ones having version 1.0 (manufactured earlier than October 2016).
Some experts expected that there would be an enhancement in the UI or a Linux core that the system uses, but it seems like it didn’t happen, which is not a bad thing – rather, the new version will be the same usable and habitual as the 1.0.