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(Photo : Twitter via Matthew Kerle (@matthew_kerle); Tesla Autopilot)
Tesla
(Photo : Tesla Autopilot)
Tesla
(Photo : Tesla Autopilot)

The electric vehicle manufacturer and clean energy company certainly set the bar for customer service, headed by none other than its Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, on Twitter. Complaints came from a Tesla EV user regarding faulty Autopilot and left-lane detection. The Tesla chief immediately responded that an upgrade and new version would soon roll on to the electric vehicle's systems to address the problem.

Tesla offers a unique autonomous system that will take the wheels off of a driver's hands as it will navigate the course and journey once engaged. The Tesla Autopilot is one of Tesla's most promising feature in its vehicle that allows users to give artificial intelligence the wheels momentarily.

The Autopilot from Tesla is an additional feature that customers can purchase alongside the vehicle or is often offered on higher variant cars as a package. Tesla's Autopilot is a promising technology that the company boasts of. However, while various promises are met by the vehicle, the design is not flawless and is still going through its innovation process.

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(Photo : Tesla Autopilot)

Several complaints surface surrounding the vehicle's autonomous driving functionality, which Tesla hears out and tries to change. Reports of sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) reached the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The concern attributes it to Tesla's autopilot system.

Elon Musk and Tesla aim to address these problems by upgrading the system and then soon applying software upgrades or patches. Tesla Autopilot still needs the driver's focus and patronage, opposing self-driving cars' idea to function on their own.

Tesla Autopilot's New Version: Coming Soon

As Elon Musk's daily routine includes answering queries and engaging with fans on Twitter, one particular Tesla driver raises a CEO's concern. Matthew Kerle (@matthew_kerle) brought to Twitter the situation he has with his Tesla electric vehicle.

  Left Lane Detection seems not to work for Kerle in his Tesla EV, causing him to stay on the middle or right lanes. He testifies that 'left lane detection' is not recognized on surface streets, all occurring on the same roads. The user takes a photo while Tesla's Autopilot system is on. Another Tesla driver shares his experience, saying that it is only natural for the vehicle, saying that the Autopilot has its limits. Kerle assumes that what causes the system to be faulty is insufficient map data. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) responds to the Twitter thread, saying, "New version coming soon."

 

Tesla Autopilot: What more does it need?
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(Photo : Tesla Autopilot)

Several rules and regulations still prohibit a private vehicle from driving on its own, meaning that drivers have to be fully aware and focused at all times while driving. Tesla's Autopilot might be promising and helpful; however, this is more intended when an emergency call or procedure needs the driver's attention.

Tesla's Autopilot design promises to be the safest on the market, with artificial intelligence to drive around and decide what's needed to be done in spontaneous traffic cases. The system detects other vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic lights, always functioning at all times when engaged.

The Autopilot algorithm is already complex; however, drivers like Matthew Kerle demand more functionalities that the Autopilot has. The future of self-driving vehicles is initially seen on sci-fi flicks; however, private cars can now drive for itself with Tesla's innovation.

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