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Tesla Model S owners are now testing out autonomous driving features

Tesla begins testing out its self-driving technology with select Model S owners
By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Aug 18, 2015 1:38 am

Right now it seems that nothing can stop Tesla Motors, with the electric car maker now testing out its latest Autopilot system with a beta test group of Model S owner-volunteers.




These Model S owners will test out the autonomous features, before Tesla begins rolling the feature out to its consumers, and the rest of the Model S customers. The new Autopilot v7 software is capable of better lane-keeping, following distance, braking and acceleration than the previous iteration of the software.


Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk teased that the upcoming Autopilot software for the Model S would be capable of summoning your car from your smartphone or smartwatch, on private properly only. But, all beta tests of Autopilot v7 will have to oversee all operations, as well as registering their alertness (so the car knows you're not asleep at the wheel) before touching the turn signal indicator to change lanes. Musk said in a recent call with analysts: "We don't want to set the expectation that you can basically pay no attention to what the car is doing".


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