AV Report- Tesla update

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — November 23, 2018 — Fully autonomous vehicles are promised within the next few years, but in the meantime, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Canadians can expect level-three autonomous features in a matter of days.

In late October, Tesla said the Navigate on Autopilot feature would be available in their vehicles in the United States. This is the most advanced driver assistance feature released for consumers thus far. It allows the driver to switch lanes and take highway exits without having to actually pilot the car.

Although it is released in the United States , Canada has not had access yet to the feature, but did receive an update on when it is to come.

Tesla Model 3 Owners Club tweeted the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, regarding an update. “hey @ElonMusk what’s the hold up in (Canada)?” the account tweeted.

Musk responded by saying that Canada should expect the feature next week. 

With regard to the capabilities of the software, the vehicle can do quite a bit. 

“All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go. If you don’t say anything, the car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination or just home if nothing is on the calendar. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed. When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you,” states Tesla on their website. 

The Navigate on Autopilot is considered a level-three on the scale of autonomous vehicle features and is one step closer to a fully autonomous vehicle.  


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