Just last month, Tesla announced that all their newly produced cars will ship with a much more advanced version of autopilot that makes the car truly fully-autonomous. Today, Tesla released a video in which its autonomous car drives and parks itself, without the “driver” even touching the steering or pedals.
In the video, you can see the front interior view of the car, and also computer renders of the medium range front camera and the left and right rearward cameras. The interesting thing is that as the car drives itself, the computer generated images show markups around everything happening around the car. Red streaks show the lanes on the road, purple boxes highlight road signs and green boxes highlight any objects, both cars and people, that potentially block the car’s path.
The video shows how the computer generated highlighting translates into changes in the motion of the car - such as reading the “STOP” signal and stopping. Tesla’s new autopilot system is going to have serious processing power, receiving, combining and analyzing input from multiple streams of data. You could call this is a sneak-peek into Tesla's all new autonomy tech!
A lot of companies, including Uber, Google, and startups like nuTonomy, are working on autonomous technology for vehicles. Recently, Uber’s Otto delivered 50,000 cans of Budweiser Beer in an autonomous truck. The future is here.
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