Tesla is looking to collect video from vehicle owners to “make self-driving a reality,” according to Elektrek.
The tech site says a message was sent to Tesla owners to ask for their participation in this initiative. “We need to collect short video clips using the car’s external cameras to learn how to recognize things like lane lines, street signs, and traffic light positions,” reads the message sent to drivers. “The more fleet learning of road conditions we are able to do, the better your Tesla’s self-driving ability will become.”
Tesla says that in order to ensure users’ privacy, videos won’t be linked to vehicle information.
The driver-assist feature Autosteer has also been updated, allowing cars to travel up to 90 mph (roughly 145 kph) on highways. The speed limit for off-highway use was also removed. Until now, Autosteer was restricted to 80 mph (nearly 130 kph) on highways and 35 mph off-highway (about 56 kph).
In other Tesla news, company founder Elon Musk recently revealed some information about the upcoming Model Y vehicle, which is expected to start production in 2020.
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Via: The Verge