Latest Autopilot update improves vehicle detection capabilities of Tesla cars

Latest Autopilot update improves vehicle detection capabilities of Tesla cars

US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has revealed in a recent announcement that it has commenced the rollout of its latest autopilot software update. The update -- version 8.1(2018.21.9) -- chiefly enhances the vehicle detection capabilities of Tesla’s electric cars, and unfolds a notably more assertive Autopilot “nag.”

Going by the recently-posted comparison videos highlighting the new capabilities of the Autopilot system after the latest software update, a lot more vehicles now show up on the displays of the Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars which are equipped with Autopilot and have received the update.

As per the details shared by Tesla about the updated Autopilot version, the main forward camera of the company’s Autopilot-equipped cars now have the capability to see objects 150 meters ahead, with the narrow forward camera of the cars capable of seeing 250 meters ahead.

Tesla has also revealed that the forward-facing radar of its Autopilot-equipped electric cars now has the ability to detect objects which are 160 meters ahead.

Moreover, according to the observations reported by the owners of Tesla cars equipped with Autopilot system, the latest Autopilot software update has resulted in a notably improved rendering of the objects, identified by Tesla’s sensors, on the displays of the electric cars.