Elon Musk Says Next Month's Tesla Autopilot Is Silky Smooth With New Control Algorithm

Posted: May 22 2017, 6:01am CDT | by , Updated: May 22 2017, 6:39am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Elon Musk Says Next Month's Tesla Autopilot is Silky Smooth with New Control Algorithm
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  • Tesla Autopilot for Vehicles has Novel Plain Sailing Control Algorithm

According to Elon Musk, the Tesla Autopilot for vehicles has a novel plain sailing control algorithm.

Tesla’s update to its Autopilot for vehicles has a series of improvements that has brought it on the same platform as Mobileye. The technology is now ready to undergo a radical shift in functionality. The latest hardware suite will feature a ton of cool stuff.

According to Electrek, the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk started the media hype concerning this update. The control algorithm will be smooth as silk, said Musk.

The stringent speed limits on Autopilot include the system’s two new main platforms, the Autosteer and the Traffic Aware Cruise Control. These allow the vehicle to travel on the highway at a speed of 90 mph and off the highway, the vehicles could travel at a speed of 5 mph over the limit.

Musk had previously said that the experience of removing the speed limits led to a rough ride. Yet now he has also announced that this will be fixed in the next update. Tesla has had success using this new algorithm on its vehicles.

Elon Musk also confirmed that second generation Autopilot vehicles would get automatic perpendicular parking capacity and auto windshield wipers. These facilities would arrive next month. Also Linux kernel upgrade will be arriving soon for Tesla’s cars. Tesla’s 8.1 upgrade came in March of this year.

Yet it fell short of delivering the goods. Since the past six months or so, Tesla’s team of software engineers have been focusing on making software for second generation Autopilot cars. To this may be added the fact that new Tesla owners could get free charging with a referral code.

According to The Verge, Tesla drivers could now charge their cars at any of the company’s Supercharger stations for free. The way to get free charging for their cars is to get another driver to lend a referral code.

Free and unlimited Supercharging for five friends by the sharing of a referral code between them is possible. Those without referral codes will be able to employ 400 kWh of power for free per 365 days.

They will also have to cough up 40 cents per minute spent at one of Tesla’s stations after the charging is over. Free Supercharging for life is one of the best things about owning a Tesla car.

The return of this offer sure has sparked the interest of many Tesla car owners. Furthermore, the Tesla incentive program is not going to end here. It will feature many novel perks along the way as Tesla and its clientele journey into an uncertain yet exciting future.

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