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Posted by: News_Desk on 10/20/2016 01:55 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 10/20/2016 01:55 PM
Expires: 01/01/2021 12:00 AM

All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware

Palo Alto, CA... Yesterday Tesla released that they will be installing self driving hardware on all new vehicles. Details from Tesla are as follows: Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do not.


We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. 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. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.

To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. Together, 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.

Model S and Model X vehicles with this new hardware are already in production, and customers can purchase one today.

Before activating the features enabled by the new hardware, we will further calibrate the system using millions of miles of real-world driving to ensure significant improvements to safety and convenience. While this is occurring, Teslas with new hardware will temporarily lack certain features currently available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, including some standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, collision warning, lane holding and active cruise control. As these features are robustly validated we will enable them over the air, together with a rapidly expanding set of entirely new features. As always, our over-the-air software updates will keep customers at the forefront of technology and continue to make every Tesla, including those equipped with first-generation Autopilot and earlier cars, more capable over time.

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Posted on: 2016-10-20 14:04:41   By: Anonymous
what could possibly go wrong.

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    Re: ?
    Posted on: 2016-10-21 06:01:37   By: Anonymous
    How soon until they are hacked?

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Posted on: 2016-10-20 14:29:06   By: Anonymous
And those Chevy drivers still think they drive the most America vehicles, poor lads.

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Posted on: 2016-10-20 14:55:12   By: Anonymous
It's going to be hilarious when C fails. No taxed pot will just flood the county with growers. Add to that no income and we get zero enforcement!

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    Posted on: 2016-10-20 19:07:00   By: Anonymous
    Crazy, hell the old fat ass Harley riders can not make the corners up here now we will have to deal with driver less cars after a big weekend at the Murphys Wineries what a joke and you are worried about measure D.

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      Posted on: 2016-10-20 19:42:06   By: Anonymous
      I drive a one ton with a winch bumper, pretty much fat old Harley proof. They can take those turns better than they let on, pretty quick when a dually is opposite them. I stay in my lane, so can they.

      And the C and D thing is really old.

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        Posted on: 2016-10-20 21:20:42   By: Anonymous
        Educate yourself then vote No on Dee.

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          Posted on: 2016-10-21 06:19:25   By: Anonymous
          Educate myself? I have done my research and decided weeks ago.

          Go bully someone else's vote.

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            Posted on: 2016-10-21 10:08:16   By: Anonymous
            Surprised Jeremiah Johnson isn't blaming it on flatlander so.

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              Posted on: 2020-08-28 10:40:19   By: Anonymous
              There are already other cars with autopilot and will soon be on the market. You can compare cars, and understand that Tesla has competitors. Even if you compare Tesla with the New Porsche, it is immediately clear that Tesla will never become a monopolist in the automotive market.

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