The most impressive things Tesla's cars can do in Autopilot

Tesla’s Autopilot feature came under fire after a Model S crashed into a fire truck while possibly using Autopilot.

Tesla’s Autopilot feature has become the subject of controversy after a Model S crashed into a fire truck on January 22 while possibly using the feature. The National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate the incident.

While Tesla’s Autopilot system is not supposed to replace a human driver yet, it can help drivers navigate highways and parking lots, and the company says every vehicle currently being produced in its factory has the hardware for complete, autonomous driving that could be activated when the necessary software and government regulations come into place.


Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot feature can do now, and what it might be able to do in the future:

Musk says that in full self-driving mode, Teslas will be at least twice as safe as they would be with a human driver at the wheel.

Tesla plans to send one of its vehicles on an autonomous, cross-country trip that will give us an indication of how the close its cars are to having full self-driving capabilities. If Musk’s early-2018 timeline is correct, that trip may happen sooner than we think.

Avots: Business Insider

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