New AP update 2018.21.9 - Off ramps & interchanges

Model X

The author of the video says: «Notice the speed limit on autopilot slows down automatically. Previously, when I had the autopilot on when I was using this off ramp, it would just drop from whatever speed I was going to 45MPH very abruptly and that was it. Now it is very gradual. I tried another time with a longer ramp and it slowed down more gradually and got down to around 25MPH.»»

Model 3


Summon coming in Model 3

Elon Musk said on Twitter that summon is coming to M3 and a more advanced version will be available in MS and MX (HW2 only tho).

Read more: Twitter


Version 9 software update is coming in August with first ‘full self-driving features’

Tesla’s next major software update ‘version 9.0’ is now set for a release in August and it will include the first ‘full self-driving features’ for Autopilot 2.0 vehicles, says CEO Elon Musk.

Read more: Electrek


Interface will change in v9, says Elon Musk

User requests changes in the interface to avoid blindspots. Elon Musk says it’s coming in version 9. Here’s the design proposed by the user on Twitter:

Read more: Twitter


How do you roll, range or percentage?

We like range, what do you like? (You must be signed in the TMC Forums to participate in the poll).

Read more: TMC Forum


TRAIN AI 2018 - Building the Software 2.0 Stack, by Andrej Karpathy

Tesla related stuff in this talk starts in minute 15:30. Some interesting bits:

  • Since he joined - 11 months ago - the neural network is taking over the AP code base
  • Tesla has created a ton of tooling for the people who tag images so they can be more efficient
  • Around minute 20 he shows why labeling something that seemed easy like lane lines isn’t as easy as it seems
  • Min. 22:30 - He shows traffic lights, some are really crazy!
  • He talks about how random data collection doesn’t work for Tesla. For instance, if you want to identify when a car changes lanes and you collect images at random most often than not blinkers are going to be off
  • Min. 25:40 - He mentions how auto wiper and how the dataset is crazy and it ‘mostly works’


Battery charging data from 801 Teslas

Through the ABRP data collection by generous users, ‘A Better Routeplanner’ has build some models for use in the route planning. The data usd is based on 4600 Supercharging sessions from 801 Tesla Vehicles!

Read more: A Better Routeplanner


The future of the great American road trip is electric

Taking on the state’s most iconic highway in what has become—for better or for worse—the state’s most iconic car.

Read more: Afar.com


Thinkware F770 Dash Camera ($244.99)

An updated version the Thinkware F750, the F770 is less imposing and easier to use than its predecessor. It not only features a slimmer form factor but also a new matte black look, larger buttons, and a wire management flap.

Read more: Massdrop (Make sure you’re signed in)


What the acronym?

As Tesla fan I find myself sometimes having to remember what are all those acronyms, here is a list of the ones you can find in this issue.

  • MX - Model X
  • MS - Model S
  • M3 - Model 3
  • AP - Autopilot
  • AP1 - Autopilot hardware released after late September 2014 and before October 2016
  • AP2 - Autopilot hardware released after October 2016 and before August 2017
  • AP2.5 - Autopilot hardware released after August 2017
  • HW2 - AP2 and AP2.5 Hardware
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