Tesla Adds Lane-Keeping Assist through a Software Update
Saturday 04/May/2019 - 07:52 PM
Tesla has announced that a new lane-keeping driver-assistance feature will be rolled out to owners of Model 3، Model S، and Model X vehicles built after October 2016. The system will now also be standard on all new Tesla models. The feature is activated when the driver has not engaged the car's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving mode and works to keep the car traveling within its intended lane، as the Car News said.
When the system is activated، the car's cameras، ultrasonic sensors، and radar sensor to keep track of the lane markers and other vehicles and help the driver maintain a steady path ahead by using the car's active steering system to maintain course. In addition، the system will intervene if it senses the the car is in danger of leaving the road or departing the lane which could cause a collision with another vehicle. In addition to using active steering to keep the car in the lane، the system also alerts the driver via a reminder and can detect if the driver's hands are on the wheel. If they aren't، the car will eventually slow to 15 mph under the speed limit or below the car's set cruise control speed and activate the hazard flashers. The system can be disabled if the driver so chooses، but works at speeds between 25 and 90 mph and deactivates for lane changes so long as the driver uses his or her turn signal.
Model 3 owners will be the first to receive the over-the-air updates، which the company says has already begun. Eventually، the system will be enabled in all Tesla models—including the Model S and the Model X—built after October 2016. The company also announced in the same press release that its reports show that drivers using its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving mode "register fewer accidents per mile than those driving without it." Edited by Ahmed Moamar