Tesla has officially released a new version of its software update on August 29, 2020. Through this update, Tesla’s cars can now visually detect speed limits signs and much more. Electrek reports that Tesla is pushing a software update that lets Autopilot detect speed limit signs using the EV’s camera. When the camera detects a speed limit sign, it’ll be displayed on the driver visualization in the car. Further, then this visualization will set a speed limit warning, according to the software release notes.
Electrek on its blog post reports that the automaker is rolling out its 2020.36 software update. One of the features in the latest update is referred to as “Speed Assist Improvements”.
Speed Assist now leverages your car’s cameras to detect speed limit signs to improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization. And used to set the associated Speed Limit Warning.
Tesla Software Update also lets you know when the Signal is Green!
Not only this, but the latest Tesla software update also adds to its traffic light and stop sign control features. A chime sound will be produced when a Tesla sitting in the spotlight turns green. This sound is well, considered only as a notification. So it’s up to the driver to decide whether and when to actually move the car or not.
The company says;
A chime will play when the traffic light you are waiting for turns green. If you are waiting behind another car, the chime will play once the car advances unless Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer is active. When Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control is activated, a chime will play when you can confirm to proceed through a green traffic light. To enable, tap Controls > Autopilot > Green traffic Light Chime.
The Tesla software update has started to release on the majority of today. But to keep in mind, Tesla always takes a while to push the software update to the entire fleet. It surely may take a few weeks before it reaches every car.
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