Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Continues To Show More Of Its Autopilot Feature
If there are people who have doubted Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Autopilot feature, a new video shared by the company should be their answer. The video shows the incredible capabilities of the Autopilot software, which is presently available for Model S, but on a limited scale. It is not clear whether Tesla could tap the video for a television ad, but there is no doubt the video serves to whet the appetite of drivers who have ever wanted to see a self-driving car in real-life traffic situation.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Autopilot feature supports fully autonomous driving in Model S, but the company still encourages drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel. In the shared video, Tesla shows a Model S driver starting his car and automatically pulling it out of the garage while he is still inside the house. The driver walks out and finds the car ready for him to hop in and the traffic thriller begins.
Tesla has an app that it calls EVE Connect app, which allows you to automate your garage door in case your garage door is not already automated. If the app, you can control the garage door from the car dashboard or the phone in your hand. The EVE Connect app enhances the experience of driving a fully autonomous Model S because you let the software to more work for you.
Autopilot in action
Model S vehicles with Autopilot software installed are able to literally drive themselves, of course, with commands from the driver. Using an array of sensors, the car can change lanes, navigate road curves, control speed and predict the moves of other vehicles on the road. The vehicle can also park itself in the parallel parking format. The video shows Tesla’s Autopilot feature for Model S relieving the driver of the many driving tasks.
Given that only a tiny fraction of the Model S on the road has received Autopilot update, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s video should excite more drivers of the car to go for the update. Tesla’s video of the Autopilot software in action could also put pressure on Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Google and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), which are also active on the fully autonomous driving front.
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