11 November 2016
Tesla have announced that all new models will now have self-driving hardware built-in. The EV giant says that it makes sense to incorporate the technology now, as retrofitting autonomous hardware later would cost consumers more than the price of their cars. The hardware will run in ‘shadow mode’ to gather data on potential accidents and avoidance strategies to build up an autonomous driving blueprint for the future. Teslas has also temporarily disabled their Autopilot function to allow ‘robust’ testing of the systems after several well-publicised accidents.