Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Now Detecting Stop Signs Plus More Autopilot Functionality As Calibration Occurs (w/video)

10 months ago by Eric Loveday 5

The select 1,000 or so Tesla owners that received the most recent Autopilot 2.0 software update are reporting that various levels of increased functionality are coming to their vehicles slowly over time.

Tesla Model X With Enhanced Self Driving Hardware/Software

Tesla Model X With Enhanced Self Driving Hardware/Software

The first reported change was the ability for the vehicle to detect, but not respond to, stop signs.

As Teslarati explains:

“A Tesla owner that was part of the first batch of 1,000 recipients of Enhanced Autopilot posted a photo showing a stop sign appearing on the main instrument cluster of their Model S. The image is significant in that it’s the first time we’re seeing indications that Tesla is advancing towards full autonomy.” 

Soon, these vehicles should be able to detect and respond to stop signs, traffic lights and more as calibration of the system occurs over time.

More recently, another change was reported (with video evidence) by Tesla owner Gary. According to Gary, calibration of Autopilot is constant in his Tesla:

“I could tell the vehicle was calibrating because a yellow error message would appear informing me that my cameras were still calibrating whenever I tried to engage the traffic aware cruise control.”

“…after driving only 20 miles total in 3 trips, the cruise control feature started to work.”

Other features are reportedly coming online too, such as the highly anticipated “Low-Speed Autosteer (Beta).” Gary says it took a few days for this feature to begin to operate at a reduced level of functionality.

This calibration to which Gary refers is something Tesla likes to call operating in “Shadow Mode.” The various features are learning in the background and, over time, get introduced into the vehicle.

Gary posted a video (see below) of Tesla  Enhanced Autopilot and Low-Speed Autosteer coming online.

Source: Teslarati

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5 responses to "Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Now Detecting Stop Signs Plus More Autopilot Functionality As Calibration Occurs (w/video)"

  1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “…the most recent Autopilot 2.0 software update…”

    @Staff:

    Please adopt a standard for differentiating between hardware and software updates for Tesla Autopilot. This is unnecessarily confusing.

    In the quote above, I’m guessing you actually meant “…the most recent software update for Autopilot hardware 2.0…”

    Tesla, or at least Elon, is now referring to Autopilot hardware 2.0 as “HW2”. I suggest you do likewise, and perhaps the label “SW” would similarly serve as an abbreviation for software.

  2. Koenigsegg says:

    I’ve lost my natural ability to detect stop signs. I can no longer see those red signs that stay stop. It’s 2017 and my human form is deteriorating and im losing my intelligence.

    I always run them. So eventually when im able to afford autopilot I hope i’ll stop being ticketed by the police and causing accidents at stop signs. Thanks Tesla

  3. Four Electrics says:

    I’m glad Tesla is taking a cautious approach. Hopefully they will avoid shipping AP 2.0 with known serious defects, like the preventable flaws which, had they been fixed, would have prevented both known AP 1.0 deaths. A buggy AP is worse than no AP, as evidenced by the much higher per-mile fatality rate of AP Teslas.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Another FUD post from a serial anti-Tesla FUDster.

      Since Four Electrics is trying to spread a smear campaign about Autopilot, it’s pretty obvious that he sees it as a significant threat to his short-selling TSLA investment, which means it’s good for Tesla and good for the general public.

      Altho we will never know how many lives Tesla Autopilot/AutoSteer has already saved, nor how many it will save in the future, we already know one thing: Just like seat belts, you’re safer using Autopilot than not using it!

      Go Tesla!

  4. dpmartin says:

    Tesla needs to record near-accidents in order to show the advantage of its AP. Otherwise only the bad news will be publicized. I dream of my car recording other people’s accidents as an observer. Next version should also record the driver’s attention. It could enforce the Beta mode, reminding the driver to pay attention.