Musk: Tesla will push the improved autopilot system in mid-December
According to media reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla’s autopilot system, Autopilot, will achieve “quantum leap” improvements. If the test is successful, it will be upgraded to American car owners in mid-December. This also means that Tesla is getting closer and closer to achieving L5 autonomous driving.
Autopilot is a general term covering various assisted driving functions, including some basic functions, such as traffic-aware cruise control (Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, which allows your speed to match the speed of surrounding vehicles), and automatic assisted navigation driving ( Navigate on Autopilot, still in testing, this feature allows car owners to achieve automatic driving on the highway). Specifically, this technology requires a complete set of system support including multiple external cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar.
Musk said that the secret test of the driving system will start in 2-4 weeks, and the first public test will be released in a small range in the next 4 to 6 weeks , that is, Tesla will first push the update to “Early “Access” (early users) car owners, they will first test the advanced beta version of some new features and give feedback, and then Tesla will push it to a wider range of users.
If these two phases of testing are successful, all Tesla American car owners will receive an improved autonomous driving system. According to the current test schedule, it is expected to be released in mid-December. At the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in July, Musk said that he is very confident in achieving L5 level autopilot or fully autonomous driving in the future, and said that Tesla is very close to L5 level autopilot and he is confident that it will be completed this year. Develop basic functions at L5 level.