Following the introduction of version 9 of the autopilot a few weeks ago, Tesla has developed an additional update to equip its vehicles with the Navigate with Autopilot function, a driver assistance system that brings the vehicles closer to driveability alone.
Tesla has officially released the version 9 update earlier this month. It includes a new Dash Cam feature, games that can be played during park time, as well as updates to the vehicle's navigation settings, and indicates that Navigate is about to follow.
In a blog post, Tesla says that with driver monitoring, cars equipped with this feature will be able to "drive a car from a highway entrance to the exit, including suggesting and changing lanes, navigating up It is not completely autonomous driving: drivers have to approve the lane change with the stem, although Tesla notes that they can dispense with it in future updates. "Tesla also says that drivers still have to pay attention to the road, characterizing this as "an extra level of security that two eyes alone would not have."
Tesla also released a short video showing how to use the feature, how to activate the feature, and how to approve lane change and merge on the highway. 1
But there were concerns – Autopilot was apparently responsible for a navigation error that resulted in a fatal accident and the company filed a class action lawsuit over delays in the system in May. Tesla has also recently stopped promoting the "Full Self-Driving" option for its cars, saying that it temporarily exempted the option because it caused too much confusion.