Drive Wire for August 29th, 2016: Tesla May Add New Safety Features to Autopilot
New report claims future update to the software could force users to stop before re-engaging the system.
Today on Drive Wire, The Drive discusses a new report that Tesla could make it harder for Autopilot users to abuse the semi-autonomous self driving system. According to Elektrek, the forthcoming update to the system, called Autopilot 8.0, will include a new safety feature that will force users to pull over and park the car before reengaging Autopilot if the system determines the driver isn't paying close enough attention. How does this differ from the current systems Tesla has in place to make sure Autopiloteers are minding the road? Check out the video above to find out.
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