Tesla’s autopilot will be able to respond to other cars’ turn signals

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that Tesla Vision’s computer vision system will be able to identify turn signals from other vehicles, police and ambulance flashing lights, and even hand gestures in the near future.

Tesla has published a Full Self-Driving (FSD) Autopilot update Beta v9. As we reported last Saturday, Tesla has released a Full Self-Driving (FSD) Autopilot update Beta v9. This is the most important change to Tesla’s FSD Beta driver aid system in many years, as it now only uses Tesla Vision’s computer vision system, which uses camera images rather than radar signals.

Elon Musk praised the software update, calling it “amazing” for its ability to improve faster thanks to machine learning. He assured that the autopilot’s capabilities would be greatly expanded in the near future. “It will soon be able to detect direction indicators, warning signals, ambulance / police flashing lights, and even hand gestures,” — according to the report. Musk responded to one user’s excited tweet by saying that the vehicle’s computer system now identifies vehicle taillights. Tesla is also working on adding the capacity to respond to sirens and car warning signals, according to him.

 

These enhancements will go a long way toward enabling Tesla’s unmanned system to respond to emergency car alarms when necessary.