Tesla has released a new video called “Revolutionise Your Commute,” which shows off the brand’s latest Autopilot features for the Tesla Model S. As part of its latest software update, the brand’s new Autopilot feature has four driving modes – Autosteer, Auto Lane Change, Auto Emergency Steering and Side Collision Warning, and Autopark.
In this clip, you’ll get to see all four modes in action, including the new “Summon” command which was recently added with the version 7.1 update. Summon is a function that allows drivers to start up the vehicle from their mobile phones, and have it automatically drive out of a garage or to your doorstep to greet you.
The video starts off the a driver using the Summon function, then gets in his car and engages the Autopilot system. With a Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Auto Lane Change, the Model S shows off its ability to maintain a centred position in a lane, then autonomously switches lanes at the flick of a stalk.
“It is probably better than humans at this point in highway driving. It is certainly better than a human at staying in the centre of lane,” claimed Tesla boss Elon Musk, at the launch of its latest software update.
“The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software is the next step toward developing fully autonomous driving capabilities and delivering them through over-the-air software updates, keeping our customers at the forefront of driving technology in the years ahead,” said Tesla press materials.
The video also shows the Model S perform another one of its latest tricks – a parallel parking manoeuvre. Having a located an available parking spot, all the driver needs to do is hit the “P” button on the centre control screen, and the magic happens.
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