Yes, when the accident was reported, I was asking myself - why did the radar not initiate some braking?I was actually surprised to read that the radar was always a supplemental instrument to the camera. I thought as far as braking was concerned, it would have been the other way around.
WowTaking this one step further, a Tesla will also be able to bounce the radar signal under a vehicle in front - using the radar pulse signature and photon time of flight to distinguish the signal - and still brake even when trailing a car that is opaque to both vision and radar. The car in front might hit the UFO in dense fog, but the Tesla will not.
Yeah, that should be interesting. In my experience, "1" isn't close enough to deter everyone, but is close enough to make it dangerous when they come in, so I have been setting it to "3" and just letting things happen even though it encourages and rewards idiots. It'll be interesting to see what the new firmware does.
That's one thing I noticed about myself ever since I started using AP - I don't care that much anymore about the idiots. Or maybe I am just much more relaxed. Either way, I think it's a good thing
Gosh, I hope not. I guess they will eventually have to stop updating older cars (as Apple does with older phones), but I hope the product cycle window would be longer on a car. Will be watching this closely as I am looking at buying a "classic". If updates are done and there is no more possibility of having the little bugs with NAV and media player, etc fixed then I will have to think long and hard about buying.
Tesla's Version 8 software update is coming, and along with it some major enhancements to the company's Autopilot functionality. Autopilot, available on all Model S and Model X cars manufactured since October 2014, is a term that aggregates a suite of features cumulatively enabling the cars to self-steer and adjust their speed on many driving circumstances, relying on a combination of imaging, sonar and radar sensors. Now, with Version 8, the cars will make even greater reliance on the radar sensor built into the car's bumper.
Tesla claims that its Autopilot system will be able to resolve enough detail from the car's radar alone to not rely on any other sensor. The car will, however, rely on the data gathered by other Teslas on the road to help identify things like street signs that, with their reflective nature, can actually be difficult for radar systems to accurately resolve.
Waiting a couple of quarters means you'll miss out on driving a Tesla for a couple of quarters. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good-- especially as it will never be perfect, there will always be a hardware update.
Wie wil moet eens de test doen op Brusselse Ring Oost komende van Waterloo: precies op de plek waar je Vlaanderen binnenrijdt (toeval natuurlijk, maar het is wel precies die plek, waar het bord "Hoeilaart" verschijnt) begint de auto de zigzaggen (geldt op beide rijstroken, richting noord). Als ik alleen ben en er is geen tientonner naast me laat ik de auto doen, en na 500 meter vindt ie na lang zwabberen zijn weg dan wel terug, maar als ik mijn echtgenote als passagier heb moet ik toch meteen ingrijpen en heb ik telkens recht op ongeveer 15 seconden slechte poëzie over AP. En er zijn nog wel andere plekken in mijn buurt waar ik zelf telkens al 147 keer heb moeten ingrijpen en AP vandaag nog niet begrijpt waarom.
Elon’s blog today announced some fairly significant advances that have changed my overall perception. His mentioning that they elevated the radar sensors beyond the camera to serve in primary detection, enhanced with some new robust signal processing, suggests that the AP 1.0 platform has actually been underutilized, and maybe there’s still more they can do with it. It further begs the question why people think that AP 2.0 is right around the corner when Tesla is making such major advances on the current AP 1.0 platform. I’ve read half a dozen post-blog accounts today and there’s still no mention of imminent hardware changes.
I'm sure we'll see a second generation AP hardware set at some point, but after seeing the depth of Tesla's commitment here I'm thinking they may skip the triple camera version and go straight to a 360 camera and radar set that will eventually be able to handle full autonomy - sometime next year or even early in 2018, and with no upgrade for current cars. (Full Autonomy won't be available for at least a couple years after that I suspect.)