The head of Tesla said that “within 6-10 weeks” they will introduce a new level of autopilot, which will allow the driver not to follow the road. First, it will be presented for a limited number of clients, and then – for everyone.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric vehicle maker is gearing up to release a private beta version of Autopilot’s “fully autonomous” software.
“It’s pretty hard for people to judge the progress of autopilot,” Musk said at a shareholder event. – I drive on the most recent, alpha version of the autopilot, so I can say exactly where it has become better. For example, I practically do not interfere with the process of driving from home to work. Expect a limited launch in 6-10 weeks, ”he said.
Musk went on to explain how Tesla engineers recently had to overhaul major parts of the autopilot, including rethinking how the system sees and analyzes the environment.
Tesla’s electric vehicles now operate with a second level autopilot. This is “partial automation” – that is, the software can control the steering, speed and braking, but in emergency situations it may not react to what is happening. Then he needs the driver’s help.
“We had to fundamentally redo almost the entire software part of the autopilot. Now it captures and analyzes the world in 3D video, this is very different from how it was before – separate 2D images. Now we mark entire video segments, take all cameras at the same time and mark them as information for analysis. The sophistication of the car’s neural network and the overall logic of the device have been greatly improved, ”Musk said.