Video: Tesla’s new Autopilot software is smart. It was already pretty smart, but the latest version 8.0 upgrade makes it even better. The car’s radar can now see past — around and below — the car in front of you, to detect what’s happening with the car in front of it.
This quick video from Tesla aficionado Bjorn Nyland is pretty damn impressive. The technology in v8.0 is now primarily radar-based, rather than the image-processing front-facing camera of previous iterations — although that’s something Tesla might change again with a future partnership with Nvidia on the books. Radar means the Tesla can determine what’s happening not just within the car’s field of computer vision, but beyond it.
Pretty cool, right?