Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Spreadsheet Tracks Systems Functionality

Tesla Autopilot

JUL 9 2017 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 3

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot

As Tesla continually adds incremental updates to bring its Autopilot 2.0 up to parity with the original first-generation Tesla Autopilot; what works and what doesn’t?

It’s outstanding that we have all these skilled and dedicated people in the tech field that are willing to go to great lengths to research and organize data related to EVs. Recently, a Tesla owner took the time to put all Autopilot features in a nifty spreadsheet, in order to show how the latest second-gen features compare the the original Mobileye Autopilot 1.0.

Tesla Autopilot

A self-driving Model X with new enhanced hardware was demonstrated by Tesla in October

The new Autopilot system in the Tesla Model S and X has additional hardware, referred to as Hardware 2, which initially wasn’t configured to offer all of the standard features that Tesla owners came to know and love. Tesla has been in a lengthy process of not only building its own proprietary version of the Mobileye system, but also using continual over-the-air updates to bring features to parity.

The timeline has been longer than many expected, and there have surely been some bumps along the way. Knowing what works and what doesn’t, related to each update, is valuable information. The user that put the spreadsheet together shows each function, when the firmware was released, and whether or not parity has been achieved.

According to the Google Doc spreadsheet, the latest update (17.22.46), which Elon Musk calls smooth as silk”, has nearly every function enabled. However, the automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers are still not active. Some functions still have a “?” listed, since the user hasn’t found any information verifying parity. The Automated Emergency Braking is back, but it still only functions up to 28 mph.

Other reports have shown that the new updates are “smoother”, but there are still some issues with local roads. Meanwhile, highway driving has improved substantially. Tesla continues to have repeated departures and new hires in the Autopilot department, and more specifically with regards to those in charge. The automaker still asserts that the new system, once fully updated, will be capable of a much higher level of autonomy than the outgoing technology.

Source: Green Car Reports

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It would be interesting if they could gather test data, and have some leading ‘Extra Beta’ level lead testers in different cities, testing for them, the ‘Next Step’ features, prior to general release, as well!

Maybe such cars could add multiple ‘Dash Cams’ inside, pointing in all directions, for testers to review, as well, like in a ‘Multi-camera’ Security Cam approach?

Four Electrics

Having A/B tested the new and old AP, I can tell you that the old, Mobileye based Autopilot remains far superior to “2.0” (really 0.6).

Michael DeKort
Autonomous Levels 4 and 5 will never be reached without Simulation vs Public Shadow Driving for AI Every AV or SDC maker using public shadow drivers for AI will have to drive each vehicle type ONE TRILLION miles at an expense of at least $300B and will be putting those public shadow drivers and the public at risk. A risk that will result in injuries and fatalities as the scenarios progress from the currently benign to progressively more complicated and dangerous scenarios. Like accident scenarios that will have to be driven thousands of times each to train the AI. Factor in the fact that shadow driving itself leads to 17-24 second response times, especially in critical situations, and you can see this whole situation is untenable. Autonomous levels 4 and 5 will NEVER be reached this way. (To date no children nor families have been killed because the scenarios are benign. When they move to actual accident scenarios this will change. Governments, insurance companies and litigators will ensure it.) Regarding the cost. One trillion public shadow driving miles in 10 years is 228k vehicles driving 24×7. (Since most vehicles cannot take 400k miles a year you will wind up using… Read more »