Tesla’s New Features Keep You In Your Lane

Market Expertz   |     May 07, 2019


Tesla has tweaked the systems in its cars with a couple of new features that will make sure that you stay in your lane. The Lane Departure Avoidance and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance have been designed to stop the vehicle from drifting out of its lane. These features have been created to address the common causes of accidents that occur when drivers are not on Autopilot mode.

Lane Departure Avoidance alerts the driver if the car exits the lane without signaling for a turn when the driver’s hands are not on the wheel. If this happens a lot when the driver uses the traffic-aware cruise control, eventually, the system will turn the car’s hazard lights on and automatically slow down the car to a speed of 15 miles either below the set speed limit or below the current speed of the car. The feature functions in the range of 25 to 90 mph and can be turned on or off according to the driver’s requirements. The Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance feature can automatically steer the car back into its lane if it senses that the vehicle is deviating from the road or if there is a possibility of a crash. The driver can turn it off, but the feature resets itself at the beginning of the next ride. Lane departure warning systems have been available in cars since the year 2001.

Earlier this year, Tesla had announced its plans to modify the self-driving mechanism in its cars, dividing it into two parts as regular Autopilot and the full Self-Driving options. Regular Autopilot drives the car automatically when on highways and offers traffic-aware cruise control. The full Self-Driving feature provides suggestions and makes lane changes along with maneuvering highway interchanges and exits. The company had also announced that the regular Autopilot had been made a standard feature in all the cars. The latest features are now available in the new Tesla Model 3 with an over-the-air update and will gradually be accessible to all Tesla vehicles that were manufactured after October 2016, which have the Autopilot 2.0 hardware.

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