Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Gets New, Even Smoother Update

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Another, smoother Tesla Autopilot 2.0 update seems to be impressing drivers much more than the last one, which some found not nearly as silky as CEO Elon Musk promised.

Last month, Tesla started the rollout of an Autopilot 2.0 update with a new control algorithm that CEO Elon Musk described as a “smooth as silk”. While some stated that it was a definite improvement, there were still many quirks. As you can see from the previous videos that we shared, opinions were mixed, and it mostly boiled down to the situation or road type in which the car was being driven.

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Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Update – On the freeway in heavy rain

As most of us are well aware, Tesla is continually pushing incremental updates to the Autopilot system, and now there’s yet another, reportedly even smoother update rolling out. The video (above) — thankfully discovered by Electrek — gives us a firsthand look at the most recent update.

This update is said to focus on minor fixes and improvements, and besides that, there is no other information. As the driver points out, Tesla’s coding scheme for its updates has suddenly changed. Now, the automaker is including the year and week; 2017.28, as well as another peculiar addition; c528869.

Below are parts two and three of the video from above. These include more highway driving and lots of driving in heavy rain. Check out what the driver discovers. If you have driven with the new update, feel free to share your experience with us in the comment section below:

Source: YouTube via Electrek

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5 Comments on "Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Gets New, Even Smoother Update"

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Frédérick St-Laurent

c528869 looks like a GIT Hash code. This is most likely used internally by Tesla to identify precisely which version of the source code they used to produce that version.

Strictly speaking just the first few bytes of the hash, but I agree, it seems to be a revision ID (not necessarily Git though, why not Mercurial?)

This update is excellent! Immediately apparent improvement on local roads! Have not tried it on the highway yet.

I love how the guy in the bottom video keeps saying the car has a “super computer” in it. Made me laugh a couple times..

By the standards of not so long ago, the car does have a super computer in it. The PX 2 is rated for 8 TFLOPS of FP32 performance. The 500th fastest super computer in the world in 2007 had less performance for parallel processing.