Smart Summon Launches in China

In the latest step for Full Self Driving, Smart summon has launched in China today: Smart Summon for China 🇨🇳 is finally here! 🎉 🎉 🎉 pic.twitter.com/dD5m7rEvVv — 特拉风🇨🇳T☰SLA mania (@Tesla__Mania) December 23, 2019

Green Discovers 3D Models for Stop Signs and Lights

Thought you’d seen everything that’s in the latest Tesla software update? Don’t be so sure: Tesla hacker @greentheonly has discovered some 3D models for stop signs and stop lights hidden and ostensibly unused in the latest firmware. Presumably, these models will be used to draw stop signs and stop lights into the Autopilot driving visualization. […]

Drivers Use Phones 20% of the Time

Bloomberg has a story featuring data from a company called TrueMotion that apparenly helps insurance companies monitor phone usage while driving: Across the U.S., many states have distracted-driving laws in place. Yet federal studies estimate over 3,000 people a year die from distracted driving, and safety experts believe the actual number is far higher. Bloomberg To give you some context […]

Autonomy Within Reach: Tesla Seeds 2019.40.2

A few select users running the old Nvidia hardware have started receiving the first seeds of Tesla software 2019.40.2. Tesla seems to be rapidly releasing minor features that will bring Autopilot to a feature complete state, and this update continues that trend with two new additions: Adjacent Lane Speed Adjustments Stop Sign Detection Adjacent Lane […]