At the annual meeting of shareholders of Tesla Motors andevent, CEO Elon Musk announced that the electric car maker is preparing to release a private beta version of the “full version with self-management”
“It’s hard for people to judge the progress of autopilot,” Musk told a crowd of shareholders attending the event, each distancing himself from his social, driving style. “I run a bleeding edge, an alpha compilation on autopilot, so somehow I have an idea what’s going on.”
Musk went on to explain how Tesla engineers recently had to repair major parts of the autopilot, including rethinking how the system sees the world.
“We had to do a fundamental rewriting of the entire Autopilot software stack … Now we’re tagging 3D video, which is very different from when we tagged single 2D images before,” Musk said, referring to how Autopilot software understands what the objects he sees with his eight cameras, and how he should react to them. “We are now marking entire video segments by taking all the cameras at once and marking this. The sophistication of the car’s neural network and the overall logic of the car are improving dramatically.”
Musk hinted that drivers may soon have a chance to experience this more sophisticated version of Autopilot.
“I think we’ll hopefully release a private beta version of Autopilot – the full self-driving version of Autopilot – in a month, I think, anyway? And then people will really understand the scale of the change,” Musk said, adding. deep down. You’ll see how it is, it’s amazing. “
Attendees showed their approval of Musk’s promise by ringing the horns of their safety bubbles.
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