On the Tesla will appear automatic turn signalsSeptember 2, 2018
The technology will use the capabilities of an autopilot
The company Tesla has issued an international patent application, which described the technology of the automated system of turning the turn signals. The function will become part of the advanced cruise control Autopilot and will use data from the cameras, the steering wheel sensor and ultrasonic sensors.
In the description it is indicated that the need for automatic indication of the turn will be determined by the computer platform and the range of values of the angle of rotation of the steering wheel incorporated in it. In this case, the on-board system will be able to determine whether the car is going to change its lane or turn off the road.
In 2014, Tesla opened access to its patents, and the head of the company, Elon Musk, said that he was not going to prosecute those who “conscientiously use” these technologies.
According to Mask, patents serve to “suppress progress”, “consolidate the positions of large corporations” and “enrich the lawyers.” He added that he does not fear for his company, since “technical superiority is not determined by patents,” but by the ability to attract the best engineers to work. However, this year Tesla left the chief engineer Doug Field and responsible for the performance of electric cars Matthew Squall.