Tesla Motors recently sent an upgrade to its vehicles’ software which includes an auto-pilot feature. This upgrade is the closest that any car manufacturer has come to releasing a self-driving car. Tesla’s Autopilot includes maintain within a lane and accelerating and braking by itself. Since the release, videos have sprouted up with Tesla Drivers testing the system which even includes one driver reading a newspaper while driving!
However, the remarkable part is that Tesla’s auto-pilot system learns! What I mean is that its machine-leanring algorithms “remember” manual corrects that its drivers provide and thereby improves its “driving” ability. Many drivers reported that their Tesla initially would try to leave a highway as it approached exit ramps. These same drivers reported that their vehicle would no longer do this after a few weeks of driving.
It has only been a few weeks. I can only imagine how well Tesla’s system will work this time next year!!