Many years after announcing his debut, Tesla finally released the beta version of its fully automated driving system 9, in spite of caveat Drivers believe that the software “may do something wrong at the worst possible time” and urge them not to be complacent.
Over the years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been known for missing deadlines, Originally Beta 9 will be launched in 2018, then 2019, no later than this June passed. At the beginning of the month, Musk once again swore to Tesla fans that the update is coming, and blamed the delay on General Autopilot Harder It’s better than he thought.
in Screenshots Updated release notes shared on social media, Tesla pointed to improvements in driving visualization, which will display “extra surrounding information” on the on-board display. Also improved cabin Tesla says the camera above the rearview mirror will determine “the driver Inattention” and provide them with an audible alert to remind them to pay attention to the road when using the autopilot system.
Importantly, Tesla stated that if you do not wish to share images taken by this camera, they will not be shared.
“The camera image does not leave the vehicle itself, which means that unless you enable data sharing, the system cannot save or transmit information,” the company said in its release notes.
It’s not entirely clear how much improvement Beta 9 will bring to Tesla’s fully automated driving system.. On Friday, Musk warned that the company has been working hard to resolve many known issues, but there may still be problems.
“Beta 9 solves most of the known issues, but there are also unknown issues, so please stay paranoid,” Musk said Twitter“At Tesla, safety is always the top priority.”
Beta 9 is currently only open to early personnel in the company A kindAccess procedure at this time, which one Electrek report It consists of approximately 2,000 Tesla owners, most of whom are Tesla employees.
It should be noted that despite the name of the system, the system does not allow the car to drive by itself, although there is no doubt it is Advanced drive system. In fact, it is technically a Level 2 driver-assist system, According to the association car Engineers, this means that automated systems are doing most of the driving, steering, braking, and acceleration, but humans must be vigilant and ready to take over at any time.
Although Tesla fans are excited to welcome the update, the company’s autonomous driving system is currently undergoing enhanced scrutiny. In April, Two men died in Texas A Tesla (authorities believe that there is no one in the driver’s seat) crashed into a tree and caught fire. Nevertheless, there have been cases of people using Tesla’s autopilot system over the years. Fell asleep and drunk On wheels or at the same time Watching Their phone.
Recently, the supervisory National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Issued a rule requiring companies to Report the accident within one day after learning about the accident of the driver assistance or automatic system.