A brand new video showing what Tesla Autopilot sees when navigating a construction zone gives a formidable have a look at Tesla’s evolving computer vision system.
Earlier this week, we reported on Tesla updating its driving visualization to detect and render traffic cones.
Tesla has been working on integrating construction zone navigation in Autopilot for a very long time.
Back in 2017, code present in the Autopilot software showed that Tesla’s neural net is in a position to recognize construction zones and that the automaker is using its fleet to acknowledge and categorize obstacles and corner cases for Autopilot to navigate.
The most recent update is especially to render the traffic cones within the driving visualization and Navigate on Autopilot to administer the development zones.
Now we get to see how Autopilot works in those construction zones.
Over the previous few years, we began getting a significantly better understanding of what Tesla’s Autopilot can see due to the work of Tesla hackers ‘verygreen’ and ‘DamianXVI’.
With access to Tesla’s Autopilot ECU, they’ve been creating rare looks at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret since last 12 months.
Now verygreen, also generally known as ‘green the one’, released a brand new have a look at a Tesla vehicle on Autopilot going through a construction zone:
and at last a little bit of construction zone (that is the one considered one of the set where AP is definitely on), nothing groundbreaking because it was widely reported already way back, but still interesting to see it “from the within”: pic.twitter.com/TmGkqhGPQz
— green (@greentheonly) November 7, 2019
What’s interesting is that the Autopilot computer vision system adjusts the drivable area (in green) based on the traffic cones and never the lines on the road, prefer it normally does.
As of now, Tesla’s Autopilot system has been primarily designed for highway driving, but CEO Elon Musk has recently said that it plans to incorporate city driving by the tip of the 12 months.
The automaker has been using its large fleet to assemble data on more corner cases and driving situations harder to navigate than regular highway driving.
As usual, we prefer to remind that while these improvements to Autopilot are impressive, Tesla still requires drivers to remain attentve and be able to take control in any respect times.