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Reference - 2016/10/20 https://www.tesla.com/autopilot

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by brianman, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Oct 20, 2016
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    2016/10/20 text capture of Autopilot
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    Full Self-Driving Hardware on All Cars
    All Tesla vehicles produced in our factory, including Model 3, have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.

    Advanced Sensor Coverage
    Eight surround cameras provide 360 degrees of visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range. Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength that is able to see through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.

    Processing Power Increased 40x
    To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with over 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. Together, this system provides a view of the world that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously, and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses.

    Tesla Vision
    To make use of a camera suite this powerful, the new hardware introduces an entirely new and powerful set of vision processing tools developed by Tesla. Built on a deep neural network, Tesla Vision deconstructs the car's environment at greater levels of reliability than those achievable with classical vision processing techniques.

    Enhanced Autopilot
    Enhanced Autopilot adds these new capabilities to the Tesla Autopilot driving experience. Your Tesla will match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes without requiring driver input, transition from one freeway to another, exit the freeway when your destination is near, self-park when near a parking spot and be summoned to and from your garage.

    Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot software is expected to complete validation and be rolled out to your car via an over-the-air update in December 2016, subject to regulatory approval.

    On-ramp to Off-ramp
    Once on the freeway, your Tesla will determine which lane you need to be in and when. In addition to ensuring you reach your intended exit, Autopilot will watch for opportunities to move to a faster lane when you're caught behind slower traffic. When you reach your exit, your Tesla will depart the freeway, slow down and transition control back to you.

    Autosteer+
    With the new Tesla Vision cameras, sensors and computing power, your Tesla will navigate tighter, more complex roads.

    Smart Summon
    With Smart Summon, your car will navigate more complex environments and parking spaces, maneuvering around objects as necessary to come find you.

    Full Self-Driving Capability

    Build upon Enhanced Autopilot and order Full Self-Driving Capability on your Tesla. This doubles the number of active cameras from four to eight, enabling full self-driving in almost all circumstances, at what we believe will be a probability of safety at least twice as good as the average human driver. The system is designed to be able to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat. For Superchargers that have automatic charge connection enabled, you will not even need to plug in your vehicle.

    All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, the car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination or just home if nothing is on the calendar. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed. When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you.

    Please note that Self-Driving functionality is dependent upon extensive software validation and regulatory approval, which may vary widely by jurisdiction. It is not possible to know exactly when each element of the functionality described above will be available, as this is highly dependent on local regulatory approval. Please note also that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year.

    From Home
    All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, your car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigating urban streets, complex intersections and freeways.

    To your Destination
    When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you.






    Standard Safety Features
    These active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, will become available in December 2016 and roll out through over-the-air software updates





    Automatic Emergency Braking
    Designed to detect objects that the car may impact and applies the brakes accordingly

    Side Collision Warning
    Warns the driver of potential collisions with obstacles alongside the car

    Front Collision Warning
    Helps warn of impending collisions with slower moving or stationary cars

    Auto High Beams
    Adjusts high/low beams as required

     
  2. brianman

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    Random observation: The images in the original page are all tagged with the query param "20160926", so the images are almost a month old it seems.
     
  3. Joel

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    Good catch. That is because Nvidia announced the latest Drive PX 2 on September 13, 2016:

    Autonomous Car Development Platform from NVIDIA DRIVE PX2

    NVIDIA DRIVE auto-pilot and cockpit computers

    Entire Presentation is worth watching, but the Auto-related starts at around the 107:00 Mark:
    NVIDIA - 主题演讲 - 优酷视频

    NVIDIA Unveils Palm-Sized, Energy-Efficient AI Computer for Self-Driving Cars
     

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