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Blog Tesla Software Update Includes New Autopilot Features

Discussion in 'Autopilot & Autonomous/FSD' started by TMC Staff, Dec 6, 2019.

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    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 full version of the software will be available to...
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  2. nimrooz

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    Surely hopes that would be us FSD owners, in EVERY country, not just the US...
     
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    So I am waay back on 36.2.4 and just got an update, but it added no features. Any tricks to force an update to current 40 ?
     
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    No. You just have to wait until your car gets picked for the "40" update.
     
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    Does anyone know the size of this update?

    I just checked my Tesla app and it says I have a software update and instructs me to connect to wi-fi to download it. I’m on 36.2.1 now. I don’t have wi-fi where I park my car. I can either wait until Monday and head to the Service Center to do the download or use my phone as a hotspot to do the download this weekend.
     
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    Your car should tell you what update you are getting. But you are probably getting 36.2.4 if you are still on 36.2.1. In which case, it is a small update, just a bug fix. Use your phone's hotspot. It will download in like 10 mn.
     
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    Why is this? Is it based on what HW you’re running?
     
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    Tesla has a long way to go before their in-house autopilot is as smooth as the Mobileye autopilot that was in my 2016 S90D. My S100D autopilot is absurdly jerky and hesitant by comparison.
     
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    Partly yes. Not all cars get the same features. AP3 cars may get different features than AP2 or AP1 for example. Tesla makes a plan for how they will roll out software versions. So when your VIN number matches the VINs that are scheduled for the update, your car gets the update notification.
     
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    The Adjacent Lane Speed Adjustment aint new. My 3 has been doing that little dance for several months. And it can suck in SoCal traffic.

    Last August I was cruising 60+ in the third lane of a 6 lane freeway when the traffic in the 2nd lane slowed to a crawl as it was turning into an exit lane for an upcoming freeway interchange. (both the 1st and second lanes exited stage right to a the northbound freeway.) My car went from 60 to 40 in a nanosecond until it recognized that the cars to my right were moving even further right, and not left into my lane.Something similar happened over Thanksgiving weekend on the drive to NorCal. I've also heard of SoCal tesla drivers experiencing such phantom slowing(?) when driving at the speed limit in the car pool lanes while the adjacent lane is stop and go.

    Needless to say, the cars behind me are not impressed with the AP 'safety' slowdown.
     
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    My experience too - unfortunately.
     
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    As with Navigate on Autopilot and Smart Summon, it would likely be with Early Access users in the US. That's if city driving features even make it Early Access users by the end of this month, which feels optimistic. Any time Elon gives a timeline for autonomy software, I mentally add six months.
     
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    Yes, that was my first thought also, but then I remembered that on the Norwegian (and others) Tesla site, they say stop sign, speed limit, etc, will be available within this year/later this year.

    Off course it would be cool to have smart summon, etc, also:)
     
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    That’s been on the site for quite some time, no?
     
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    Yes, if I were to guess, I would say from around April to June...
     
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    Checked the site now, still says the same thing.

    Coming this year:
    *understands and responds to traffic lights.
    *automatic driving in city streets
    *smart summon, car will find you in a parking lot.

    None of which are available in the EU/Norway area yet. We don't have NOA without stalk, enhanced/smart summon, etc.

    But hey, he still got 23 days to go:p
     
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    Elon promised "silky smooth" autopilot with the "next release" 3yrs yrs ago, still waiting...
     
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    The existing functionality you describe is Autopilot yielding for an upcoming merge introduced with the release of Navigate on Autopilot (but doesn't require Navigate on Autopilot to be active). I agree that the current yielding behavior is not great and I think similar to your experience, it can unnecessarily yield to vehicles in an adjacent lane that are already exiting. Around here, there's several exits that are not "exit only" but immediately after the exit, the right-most lane ends/merges, so Autopilot slows down until it realizes the vehicle it's tracking is no longer adjacent.

    The Adjacent Lane Speed Adjustments is definitely new behavior with new display as Autopilot is not yielding (i.e., slowing down to match the adjacent vehicle to allow them to merge in front) but instead is making sure the speed differential between you and the adjacent vehicle is not so great while it passes these slower vehicles. From various videos, it seems like this behavior slows the car to be at most 10mph faster.

    It's still unclear how proactively this will trigger especially with some places with HOV lanes separated with regular dashed lines, and it probably wouldn't be good if Autopilot slowed down significantly to match stop-n-go traffic. But then again, cruising at 70mph while the adjacent lane is going 20mph can easily result in an accident when someone slowly enters into the much faster lane.
     
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    can this be adjusted in the cars settings at all?
     
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    Not to my knowledge, but I am no expert, so others should chime in. The only adjustment that I'm aware of is for 'Following Distance' of the car ahead of you. (I have mine set on max.)
     

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