Earlier, it was drivers who could set the Autopilot’s speed limit to 5 mph (over the defined limit for roads and non-divided high-ways) through ‘Traffic-Aware Cruise Control’, but no more practice now.
The new software update has put a more aggressive check on drivers to ensure road safety and convenient driving experience. They are now unable to use this 5 mph leeway, and have to follow the rules, Tesla reported.
However, some of the car owners have shown dismay with the recent update, considering it a reduction in drivers’ capabilities. Especially, motorists, who drive a bit faster, seem to be more affected, and might now take charge from Autopilot system to set their own limits.
Automobile industry is at the verge of replacing traditional human driving experience completely with self-driven automobiles. Tesla’s decision in this regard is future oriented.
“Tesla is not only adding restrictions. The company also recently started pushing a new update 8.0.2 to add new convenience features to its vehicles. Additionally, CEO Elon Musk confirmed yesterday that Tesla is making progress to bring Autopilot 2.0 vehicles to parity with the previous generation and that the Auto-pilot’s vision neural net is ‘now working well.,’” Elecktrek explains.
On the other hand, the update pushes the manufacturers to feel more responsible about the system’s safety and reliability, as human role in this regard is getting gradually minimized.