As Tesla’s head executive Elon Musk has stated earlier this week, the company’s Model S is to acquire some distinctive changes very soon. The car has already been named a very advantageous model, but this time it will be equipped with some Autopilot features that will bring it to an absolutely new self-driving car level.
The Autopilot suit is a combination of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors. The update is planned to be over-the-air and will equip Model S automobiles with some autonomous features of control while driving and help in parking or staying in the same lane on the road.
Now all current owners of Tesla’s Model S vehicles will get a chance to order the update. Previously, Tesla engineers showed the abilities of this new driverless technology. Thus, a car equipped with Autopilot can scan and understand speed limit signs thanks to its installed camera in the front of a car. By knowing what a speed limit is, the car will be able to set the required speed avoiding fees. Moreover, the technology can control the vehicle driving in the same lane, even if the road is pretty curvy. The same thing is about traffic lights. Thanks to its cameras and sensors Autopilot will be able to stop the car seeing stopped cars or a traffic light ahead.
Among other driverless functions the updated Model X will autonomously turn on the air conditioning system. However, transition to a 100% self-driving vehicle manufactured by Tesla is going to be long enough and will need several years for sure.