The future: Amazing video shows Tesla’s self driving Autopilot in real time


Elon Musk recently announced that all future Tesla cars will be fitted with self driving technology.

Now Tesla’s CEO has shared an incredible video which shows exactly how the self driving ‘Autopilot’ technology works in real time.

The video shows a passenger sat in the driver’s seat (only because he has to by law) as the car navigates its way through traffic.

Tesla Autopilot

As well as showing a view from inside the car, the video also shows other angles around the vehicle, which helps to give an even greater insight into how the technology works.

The video shows how the Tesla sports car can identify lane lines on the road, as well as other objects such as road signs and traffic signals.

Tesla’s new self driving technology is to be installed as standard in its new Model X and Model S vehicles, while the upcoming Model 3 is also set to include the new tech.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Announcing the launch of Autopilot back in October, Tesla said: “Eight surround cameras provide 360 degree visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range.”

“Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system.”

“This system provides a view of the world that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses,” the company added.

The self driving technology is a step up from its regular Autopilot mode which only acts as a kind of cruise control and which has been reportedly the cause of a number of fatal accidents.


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