Last year, Tesla released the Autopilot feature in its 2018.42 software update, but it wasn’t the automatic navigation to perform the lane changes. Now Tesla began pushing a new ‘more seamless’ version of its Navigate on Autopilot feature without lane change confirmation to its more extensive fleet.
It has an Enhanced Autopilot or Full Self-Driving Capability, which will soon start to be shipped. It is an advanced driver-assistance system feature offered by Tesla that has lane centering, adaptive cruise control, self-parking, the and the ability to automatically change lanes with driver confirmation. It enables the car to be summoned to and from a garage or parking spot.
As an upgrade above and beyond Enhanced Autopilot’s capabilities, the company’s stated intent is to offer full self-driving at a future time, acknowledging that legal, regulatory, and technical hurdles must be overcome to achieve this goal.
Last month, Tesla pushed a new version of the feature to its early access program that didn’t require drivers to confirm the lane changes – bringing the driver assist system one step closer to autonomous highway driving.
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The new updates also let you enable Navigate on Autopilot at the start of every trip. If you do, it’ll kick in every time you enter a navigation route and reach the highway. Currently, it’s only available in the US, but it should come to other countries once Tesla has received the all-clear.