How does Tesla Autopilot work?


I know it has something to do with sensors and software but not much else.

In: Technology

It is as combination of a lane-keeping assitant, and radar guided cruise control (except it doesn’t use radar, it uses cameras, I THINK).

That’s pretty much all it is. I know it doesn’t like working when there are no white lines to define the lane. It has cameras in the pillars between the front and rear doors for the lane-keeping aspect. And we all know it has had troubles *seeing* things in front of it (trucks, concrete barriers). If it had the actual radar guided part, it wouldn’t hit anything.

For what it’s worth, [plenty of other companies have the same sort of technology](, but they just don’t like to call it *autopilot* for the obvious reasons of it being dangerous and so on.