Tesla further automates its driving

Tesla has removed another forced human interaction from its autodrive product, allowing cars to go through green lights without any further confirmation from the driver.

Its latest software update for its models S, X, Y and 3 means that, as the driver approaches a green light at an intersection, in some situations where there is a straight path through the intersection, the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature may no longer require explicit driver confirmation.

If this occurs, the stop line in the driving visualisation in the car will turn green to indicate that the car will continue through an intersection.

However confirmation is still required if the car is already stopped at the light when it turns green.

Drivers will still need to interact if turning, because Tesla says this feature will not turn or attempt to turn through intersections. However it says that over time, as its engineers continue to learn from the fleet, it expects that it will “control more naturally”.


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