Tesla improves Autopilot

The American concern Tesla Motors is working on major improvements to Autopilot. The driving assistant will be equipped with new software, which is mainly based on the radar. This way, it will better detect obstacles on the road.

The Autopilot, which was to provide Tesla Motors with an advantage over its rivals, proved to be a big problem. The function is responsible for causing one fatal accident and several other collisions in which no one was killed.

Tesla, despite the suggestion of consumer organizations, has not turned off the flagship feature, but intends to make some changes to it that will improve its functionality. Elon Musk, CEO of the American company, confirmed that work on the new software is underway, with Autopilot now largely dependent on radar.

The function presented in 2014 has so far been mainly based on sensors and cameras linked to the image processing system. At that time, it was thought to be the best solution because the radar would not be able to detect non-metallic objects and people. The collision with the white trailer showed, however, that this does not work.

Switching the assistant mainly to radar assisted by sensors will make it much easier to detect obstacles on the road.

Electric Chevrolet Bolt will debut at CES

CES, held every year in Las Vegas, is the place to showcase the latest in consumer electronics. In addition to new smartphones and televisions next year, you will also be able to see the latest developments in the automotive industry, namely the new Chevrolet Bolta.

Chevrolet Bolt is a small city hatchback, equipped with electric drive. The manufacturer ensures that its reach is about 320 km, but with the system of fast battery charging, replenishing the battery power does not take too much time.

In addition to a fully eco-friendly drive, there will also be plenty of new features, such as a completely new multimedia system with a 10-inch touch screen. The plan is also to use smartphone as a key, to unlock the door and start the engine, and on board it will also include an automatic parking system. Also interesting is the system of managing the vehicle sharing mode, which allows it to be used by several people.