Tesla Slowly Transitioning Autopilot into Autonomous Driving
March 28, 2019—Tesla is currently making moves to slowly transition its Autopilot system from a driver-assistance system for highway driving to an autonomous driving system that can handle intersections and city driving, reported Electrek.
Now, Tesla Autopilot is starting to stop at red lights on its own for the first time.This feature is not yet available in vehicles, according to the report.
One Tesla hacker was able to hack a new Autopilot feature dormant in Tesla’s 2019.8.3 software update that not only detects traffic lights but also enables Autopilot to act on those traffic lights. While Tesla is not ready to release this feature to the public, the company has started leveraging its autonomous traffic light detection to release other features.