Recently, the company released an update that allows vehicles to detect construction zones and avoid some obstacles, such as traffic cones. This new hardware it can also be seen in action.
Basically, the most recent update allows the car to understand what a traffic cone is and respect the area defined by it.
and finally a bit of the construction zone (this is the only one of the set where the AP is actually on), nothing groundbreaking since it was widely reported already long ago, but still interesting to see it “from the inside”: pic.twitter.com/TmGkqhGPQz
- green (@greentheonly) November 7
It is interesting to note that the computer vision system of the autopilot adjusts the airship area (in green) based on traffic cones and not on the road lines, as you usually do.
This system that detects construction obstacles was designed mainly for highways, but the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, said recently that it plans to include this feature in small works in cities by the end of the year.
It is worth remembering that, even if it is a autopilot, it is still necessary for the driver to be aware of any problems in case it is necessary to assume the direction.