Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Autonomous Vehicles

  1. S

    Looking for detailed commentary on Cruise, Waymo, Mobileye, Tesla approaches and technology

    Has anyone come across a reasonably detailed comparison of the state of the self-driving tech of the major players (and others)? Something that's: Detailed and technical (i.e., goes beyond "Waymo is Geofenced" or vision vs LiDAR). Broken down to the subcomponents - perception, decision making...
  2. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans to Expand FSD Beta Rollout Next Month

    Tesla plans next month a wider rollout of its Full Self-Driving Beta software with an “Autosteer on city streets” feature, Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted. The self-driving software enables Tesla vehicles for features like Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and...
  3. TMC Staff

    Tesla FSD Subscription Could Come in Q2

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving subscriptions will be an option for owners in the second quarter of this year, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk. The self-driving software enables Tesla vehicles for features like Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Traffic Light and...
  4. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla May License Self-Driving Software to Other Automakers

    Tesla may license its self-driving software to other automakers. In fact, Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company has had “preliminary” discussions with potential partners. Musk mentioned the meetings during Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call. “We’ve had some preliminary discussions about...
  5. TMC Staff

    Blog Report: Tesla, Samsung Partnering on Semiconductor

    Tesla may partner with Samsung to develop a semiconductor to be used to power autonomous vehicles, according to a report from Korea. The report says Samsung’s Electronics Foundry division is working on a 5nm semiconductor for Tesla vehicles. Samsung previously supplied Tesla with 14nm chips...
  6. TMC Staff

    Watch: Model 3 Makes Six-Hour Drive Using FSD

    A Tesla owner has posted a video that shows his Tesla Model 3 making a six-hour drive without any human intervention. YouTuber Whole Mars Catalog shared the video of his Full Self Driving-equipped Model 3 traveling from SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles to Silicon Valley. The owner says...
  7. TMC Staff

    Tesla Offers FSD Trial in End-of-Year Sales Push

    Tesla has an extremely limited special offer for customers ordering before midnight December 31 – three free months of the Full Self Driving option.  Tesla Chief Executive tweeted about the offer Tuesday. The FSD option currently costs $10,000 and Tesla intends to roll out a...
  8. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Full Self-Driving Subscriptions Coming Early 2021

    You will also be able to buy FSD outright, and it seems Tesla would prefer you did that instead of paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’ve been watching all the videos that we’ve posted showing the adventures of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta program and you want to try it out for...
  9. F

    Apple Car apparently back on

    Moderator note: The first fifteen posts in this thread are a merge of two related threads on the same topic. Apple Car Production Slated for 2024 With 'Next Level' Battery Technology Apple Car May Be For Sale By September 2021, Says Taiwanese Newspaper Apple has been working on some kind of...
  10. TMC Staff

    Zoox Unveils All-Electric Robotaxi

    Zoox, Amazon’s autonomous vehicle effort, unveiled Monday its all-electric robotaxi prototype. Amazon says the vehicle is designed for dense, urban environments. The vehicle is capable of operating up to 75 miles per hour and has bidirectional driving capabilities and four-wheel steering...
  11. A

    FSD price for EAP owners lowered by $1000

    They lowered the FSD price by $1000 this weekend for EAP owners. At the time of EAP option in September, the FSD price was $8000. They sold EAP at $4000 back then. Then after that, they bumped up the price of FSD to $10,000 and removed the EAP purchase option. So now this FSD price is lowered...
  12. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says Next FSD Release Will Be ‘Special’

    An updated version of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software is set to release with “fundamental improvements,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. In fact, Musk called the release “special” and that it will bring about “new areas of functionality.” The automaker released a beta version...
  13. TMC Staff

    Waymo Says Its Self-Driving Tech Is More Advanced Than Tesla FSD, Others

    Waymo, formerly Google’s autonomous driving project, doesn’t agree with Elon Musk’s comments on how advanced Tesla’s self-driving tech is. Waymo was launched back in 2009 as a Google-funded project to tackle the problem of creating self-driving vehicles. Now it’s owned by Google’s parent...
  14. TMC Staff

    Musk Says Canada And Norway Are Next To Get Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta

    FSD will be rolled out in the two countries after the necessary approvals are given, possibly in February or March. Tesla says its Full Self-Driving (FSD) software is in an early beta stage, which is apparent if you watch people trying to use it. Once it moves into actual beta, and all necessary...
  15. TMC Staff

    Tesla is Already Pushing Improvements to FSD

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software is already being improved with learnings collected from the “cautious” drivers and owners with early access that have received the software push in the past two weeks. Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted thanks to the “great Autopilot/AI team” for “working...
  16. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Option Now Costs $10K

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving option jumped from $8,000 to $10,000 today, as promised by the company last week. The price of FSD has steadily climbed even ahead of its availability. The software package price increased $1,000 in July, then Chief Executive Elon Musk announced on Twitter last week...
  17. TMC Staff

    Tesla's Self-Driving Beta Fleet Is Generating An Immense Amount Of Data

    Tesla is certainly taking a unique approach to self-driving tech, and it appears to be highly data-driven. Tesla has been under the microscope and heavily scrutinized for years over its Autopilot advanced driver-assist system. This is due in part to the fact that Tesla is doing things very...
  18. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla to Offer Subscription for Full Self-Driving

    Tesla is planning a monthly subscription offering for its Full Self-Driving option, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet. Tesla released the FSD beta this week to drivers it has identified as cautious. The company will continue to deploy the software to more drivers in coming weeks...
  19. C

    FSD - 2k Price Jump 10.26.20

    Elon has announced that he is raising the price of FSD by $2000 on Monday October 26th (2020) that brings the cost up to $10,000 The price hike will apply to both new vehicles and upgrades to cars customers have already bought,
  20. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Software Deployed to ‘Careful Drivers’

    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta rolled out Tuesday night, according to a tweet form Chief Executive Elon Musk. The new software is a substantial re-write of the automakers self-driving technology. Musk has been testing the update, calling the improvements “profound.”  “I think we’ll...
  21. Brando

    Tony Seba - 30 min. talk - IF you never heard of Tony - required to watch

    Disruption - electrification; AI; autonomous vehicles; super computers
  22. diplomat33

    FSD rewrite will go out on Oct 20 to limited beta

    Big news! FSD going out on Oct 20 to limited beta. If we don't get in the limited beta, I am sure there will be lots of leaked videos of the FSD.
  23. DDotJ

    Tesla Working on Driver Monitoring System

    Saw a tweet from @verygreen that suggests that Tesla is working on a driver monitoring system using the interior selfie cam. https://twitter.com/greentheonly/status/1312607693249667073 In case you were wondering what does the selfie camera in model 3 currently try to detect: BLINDED DARK...
  24. TMC Staff

    Blog New Autopilot Feature Keeps Cars in Passing Lane

    A new update to Tesla’s Autopilot software enables the cars to remain in the passing lane, rather than only using the left lane when there’s a slower vehicle to pass. Tesla included the “Exit Passing Lane” feature in its 2020.36.10 software update. The feature will be available to cars...
  25. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Touts ‘Quantum Leap” in Full Self-Driving Performance

    A “quantum leap” improvement is coming to Tesla’s Autopilot software in six to 10 weeks, Chief Executive Elon Musk said a tweet. Musk called the new software a “fundamental architectural rewrite, not an incremental tweak.” Musk said his personal car is running a “bleeding edge...
  26. TMC Staff

    German Court Bans Tesla from Advertising Autopilot

    A Munich court ruled that Tesla misled consumers regarding the capabilities of Autopilot. A suit brought on by the non-profit Center for Protection Against Unfair Competition said Tesla promised customers more than it could actually deliver. The court banned Tesla Germany from including...
  27. TMC Staff

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Is 'Very Close' To Level 5 Self-Driving Technology

    But wait, Tesla’s vehicles aren’t even officially Level 3 yet. Tesla Autopilot is really the only advanced driver-assist system that gets a great deal of news coverage. This is likely due to the system’s name, added to the fact that anything related to Tesla is constantly in the news. However...
  28. TMC Staff

    Amazon Acquires Self-Driving Startup Zoox

    Amazon has purchased self-driving technology startup Zoox for more than $1 billion, the latest show of the online retailer’s interest in vehicles that can operate on their own. Amazon has previously placed bets on Rivian, which is developing self-driving tech to pair with its electric pickup...
  29. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Discounts Basic Autopilot – $2,000 Until July 1

    Owners of Tesla vehicles not equipped with basic Autopilot can add the feature for the discounted price of $2,000 until July 1. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted about the software sale on Sunday. New Tesla vehicles are outfitted with basic Autopilot as a standard...
  30. TMC Staff

    Tesla to Raise FSD Price by $1,000

    Chief Executive Elon Musk says consumers need to pay up for the “full self-driving” option on their cars, saying it could have a value of $100,000. Tesla will increase the price of the option by $1,000 starting July 1, Musk tweeted Monday. FSD launched as a $5,000 add-on until the automaker...
  31. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Vehicles Will Drop Off Owners, Park Themselves

    Tesla plans to roll out a “reverse smart summon” that would enable vehicles to drop off owners and park without a driver.  The automaker currently provides a feature for the vehicle to leave a parking space and find the owner, but the expanded feature would eliminate the need for an owner to...
  32. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk to Host AI Hackers for House Party

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to do some recruiting for the company’s artificial intelligence team. As part of a pitch to attract talent to the Autopilot team, Musk said he will host an AI “party/hackathon” at his house.  Tesla says the Autopilot team’s mission is to...
  33. TMC Staff

    Sony Surprises With Electric Car Prototype

    Electronics manufacturer Sony surprised attendees at CES 2020 on Tuesday by unveiling an electric car prototype. Sony reportedly partnered with companies including Bosch, Continental, Genetex, Nvidia, Magna, and Nvidia to produce the vehicle. According to a release: A total of 33...
  34. diplomat33

    Neuro-symbolic AI & Autonomous Cars

    I stumbled upon this article called " Neuro-symbolic AI is the future of artificial intelligence. Here's how it works": https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/neuro-symbolic-ai-the-future/ The idea is to combine neural nets with symbolic AI to create better AI. "The idea of neuro-symbolic...
  35. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Software Update Includes New Autopilot Features

    Tesla has pushed a new update that offers new features for Autopilot like speed adjustments and stop sign warnings. The new features continue to advance the software toward a “feature complete” version of Tesla’s full self-driving version of Autopilot. Chief Executive Elon Musk has said that...
  36. Armee_1

    Tesla Owners Can Edit Maps to Improve Summon Routes

    I am more convinced then ever that smart summon is using Open Street Maps (OSM) for parking lot mapping. This has been posted before but I want to share my results. I had 2 local parking lots that smart summon was awful at. It made horrible routing decisions. I read online that Tesla might be...
  37. Silicon Desert

    "Look Who's Driving" (Nova episode)

    I hope this is not a duplicate post. I didn't see it anywhere. Last night there was an interesting episode about autonomous driving and of course Tesla was mentioned in there. It is supposed to air again on Friday and on Sunday and I think it is on most PBS stations, DirecTV, etc. Worth...
  38. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla’s Full Self Driving Option to Receive $1,000 Price Increase

    Tesla’s $6,000 Full Self Driving option will receive a $1,000 price bump next month, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet. While Tesla is happy to sell the Full Self Driving feature, owners who elect to purchase the technology can’t use it for full self driving. The full promise of the...
  39. TMC Staff

    Driverless Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over By Police For Failure To Stop

    Who gets the ticket in this case? Tesla, the car or the owner? Like a lot of YouTube channels, DragTimes decided to test the presenter’s Tesla Model 3 on Smart Summon. But it did not go as expected. Brooks Weisblat did not see a police officer, ran a stop sign, and got his car pulled... READ...
  40. TMC Staff

    Blog Model S Owner Surprised with Hardware 3 Retrofit

    Tesla is reportedly retrofitting vehicles with its next-generation Hardware 3 computer that the company says will make autonomous driving possible. Tesla owner Sofiaan Fraval shared on Twitter that his 2018 Model S P100D went into the the Tesla service center to replace a HEPA filter and came...
  41. engle

    Collection of Luddite opinions about level 5 autonomous vehicles :-)

    I normally ignore uninformed comments on public stock websites, but decided to reply to this one: 2019: "One of the main reasons it won't be successful is most riders will not get in one. I'm a Uber driver and I ask my riders if they would get in one and most of them said they will not get in a...
  42. TMC Staff

    Blog New Version of Enhanced Summon Rolling Out This Week

    A new version of Tesla’s Enhanced Summon is expected to be delivered this week to Early Access Program members, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in tweet. Enhanced Summon enables Tesla owners to operate their car through the Tesla app rather than from behind the wheel. The vehicle...
  43. Brando

    Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

  44. notAnExpert

    Is the current NoA helpful or harmful?

    I ran across this article about NoA today. Curious to know what others think about this. Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot Requires Significant Driver Intervention — Consumer Reports
  45. Ty_McMahan

    Blog Will Tesla Be Different When the 'Fleet Wakes Up?'

    Speaking at Tesla’s recent Autonomy Day, a showcase of the company’s self-driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk seemed to frame the company as a taxi tech enterprise. Musk has been thinking out loud since 2016 about the Tesla Network of autonomous electric vehicles available for service...
  46. S

    FSD Upgrade, yeah or nay?

    Leaning towards taking the $5K plunge to upgrade my Model 3 mid-range with EAP I bought last week in December 2018. Love autonomous driving and use it whenever possible. Arguments for and against?
  47. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans Debut of Robotaxi Service in 2020

    Tesla believes it can have a ride-hailing service that leverages its self-driving system in operation sometime next year, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Monday. Speaking at Tesla’s Autonomy Day presentation, Musk offered the most details yet on plans for the Tesla Network, a program that...
  48. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Delivers Details on New Full Self-Driving Computer

    Tesla announced Monday at its Autonomy Investor Day in Palo Alto, California that all of its vehicles are shipping with its homegrown computer chip to enable full self-driving. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the Full Self Driving Chip has been installed in all new Model S and Model X vehicles...
  49. TMC Staff

    Navigant: GM Cruise, Waymo Lead Tesla And Others On Full Autonomy

    Researchers believe Tesla is underperforming in autonomous vehicle development. Each year, Navigant Research analyzes the major players in the Autonomous Vehicle space. The research firm ranks each company on their program strategy and execution in bringing fully autonomous vehicles to market in...
  50. lunitiks

    The «Full» in Full Self-Driving Capability

    Let's get to the bottom of this. Gloves off. As of this writing, Tesla calls their $ 5,000 / $ 7,000 safety and convenience option «Full Self-Driving Capability». Not «Self-Driving Features». Not «Self-Driving». But «Full Self-Driving Capability». The only guidance Tesla gives us on what...