The topic of self-driving cars promptly reminds us of Tesla, as the two have become synonymous. Tesla’s model S has made it to the highly anticipated cars with its semi autonomous driving upgrades. The most promising feature is that the Model S will drive up to meet you instead of you going and unlocking the car. The newly available 7.1 update adds a Summon feature to the Autopilot that has the EV drive itself to meet you, or park in typical spaces.
The car itself will open and close your HomeLink-compatible garage door. You have to be within 39 feet of your target for this to work. Interestingly, you may never have to grapple with narrow parking spaces again. That the car can do so much by itself has made it, even more, popular.
The 7.1 release dials back Autosteer to prevent some of the chaos that early testers have experienced. If you’re on a residential road, the Model S’ autopilot will cap the speed at 5MPH above the posted limit. You can’t make it go faster even if you fiddle with the cruise control. While that’s not very exciting, it should prevent the car from hurtling itself around at unsafe speeds when your hands aren’t on the wheel.
Basically what Tesla intends to do is that make the best use of high tech features in its Model S self-driving car. And but doing this, Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, is slow moving one step forward. The company is already much ahead of competing with Google though.