Tesla began pushing out yet another software update to vehicles sporting the company’s second generation Autopilot hardware. The feature update comes as a follow up to the 8.1 software update released in this March, which increased the speed limit of the Autosteer feature to 80 mph – up from 55 mph. This latest update gives some gradual and yet welcome enhancements to the company’s own self-driving experience. You can review Tesla autonomous vehicles at Autoxpedia.com. Tesla also pushed out a more widely Automatic Emergency Braking, which started last moth, added Auto High Beam, and also made enhancements to Side Collision Warnings.
Here are the Latest Autopilot speed limits described in the release notes:
- On highways: Autosteer as well as Traffic Aware Cruise Control have speed limits of 90 mph.
- Off highways: Autosteer no longer restricted to 35mph.
- Autosteer has a speed limit of 5mph faster than the detected speed limit, unless you have specified a lower speed limit offset.
- If Tesla Model S doesn’t detect a limit, then the maximum speed the vehicle can drive is 45 mph.
You will also get active avoidance for side collisions at speeds between 30MPH and 85MPH, as well as an automatic high beam mode that can briefly turn off these lights to avoid blinding other drivers. It isn’t a revolutionary upgrade for most people, but it could make you feel much better about buying a later car.
In the wake of Tesla rolling out all of the above features, the Tesla Trip YouTube recently put Autopilot 2.0 hardware and up to date software to the test with a 24 minute drive across a curvy roads at high speeds.
For anyone curious as to what Tesla car featuring the company’s next-gen hardware can do, the video below is well worth checking out.