Tesla autopilot prevents hitting bearsOctober 18, 2019
The Tesla autopilot system was able to recognize bears in the dark at a speed of 50 miles per hour (about 80 km per hour)
The driver of Tesla’s most affordable electric car – Model 3 – was able to avoid a bear accident thanks to the Autopilot system. The video recording the incident was published on the YouTube channel of electric car owner Andrew Whittle.
The incident occurred in Montana. According to the driver, he was driving from Utah and most of the way Autopilot mode was activated. Near the Glacier National Park, a bear with cubs ran out onto the road, but the technology was able to recognize animals in the dark and stop the car.
“The autopilot system was able to recognize bears in the dark at a speed of 50 miles per hour (about 80 km per hour). In addition, the Dashcam function was able to record the incident in good resolution, ” – said Whittle.
At the same time, Tesla Motors has repeatedly warned that the Autopilot is a purely auxiliary function. The company’s message emphasizes that the driver must continue to look at the road and keep his hands on the steering wheel in order to immediately take control in case of danger.
Tesla recently published a video demonstrating the operation of the new Full Self-Driving (FSD) system. It shows how the Tesla Model 3 electric car stops without a driver in front of the traffic lights, changes lanes, overtakes, drives off the motorway and returns.
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