The Tesla car is a very advanced electric sports car, this offers the driver the incentive of never having to visit a petrol station all they need to do it charge their car as they get in from work. A lot of car parks now offer parking for electric vehicles.
We have been keeping an eye out for a while about this car and all of the features it has. The Tesla has a new Summon feature which enables your Tesla to open your garage door (if it is electric and has been set up correctly), start up, reverse out of the garage and then close the garage door behind allowing you to leave your car to park its self. Elon Musk said that this is a very small step in the grand scheme of things and where he wants the car to be in two years time.
The new software that has been released has some flaws, for instance, it may not be able to spot bikes hanging down from garages etc. He goes on to say that he is unaware of any accidents that have happened whilst the Testla was being driven in autopilot mode.
Elon stated that he thought within two years, your car will be able to be summoned from across the country. This was about the car being in the USA and travelling all the way from New York to LA without a driver.
One other feature that the Tesla will have will be the capability to follow your phone, whether this is whist you are on a plane or walking. The car is also thought to have the ability to charge itself during the trip.
After Musks first prediction, he did admit that he may have been slightly overly optimistic and that there is a lot that needs to be done before this goal is met. There needs to be more sensors than the car currently has, the Tesla would also need a lot of redundancies, for instance, more cameras and more radars power buses just in case one system fails so it does not need a back up driver.
Finally, he said that in 24-36 months, the technology will be completed and the self drive cars will be able to drive on almost all roads at a safety level far greater than a human.
Would you drive a electric car? Would you trust a fully automated car?
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