Tesla Autopilots Wows Consumers with Semi-Autonomous Features
The idea of autonomous AI has been floating in the minds of kids, teens and adults alike for many years. If you have an imagination, then it's more than likely that at one point in life you've pondered about the possibility of it. If robots could think for themselves, what would they do? Fantasies will depict the majority of two fates: enslavement of the entire race where a war may arise or the less popular peaceful route. Fantasies can remain fantasies, but this does not mean autonomous AI is out of our reach just yet, and this has been shown to us by the innovative wonders of Tesla Motors Inc., as they have released an update with autonomous tendencies in tow.
Tesla has, without a doubt, a big pair of shoes to fill. Not only did they have to complete three major tests in order to ensure success, but they've recently had some trouble concerning Tesla Sales in Missouri as well as having plans for making a factory that would land a thousand jobs for workers. With all that in mind, they've decided to continue moving forward with their initiative by releasing an update for all Tesla vehicles with second-generation autopilot hardware installed, according to Slashgear.com. The models, known as HW2, include any Model S or X that was manufactured since October of 2016. The updates are said to grant safer driving with its semi-autonomous features that came with the over-the-air update.
With all these new autopilot and semi-autonomous features, one would question how it would be safer for drivers. According to The Verge, one such way is having the autopilot feature have you travel at only 45 miles per hour, with its intention being on highways with clear lane markings. The traffic-aware cruise control system (TACC) allows the vehicle to adjust its speed based on the car in front of it. speeding up and slowing down as needed with a max speed limit of 75 miles per hour. Forward Collision Warning (FCW), another helpful update, alerts the driver when an object is in your path and when collision will most likely happen. A few things that were removed, however, were things like Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), the Tesla's self-parallel or perpendicular parking, and the Summon parking feature. While it will not ensure enslavement of the human race or true peace with robots, the updates that Tesla is giving out to its vehicles with second-generation hardware are sure to help keep drivers safe.