When a story involving Tesla's Autopilot feature makes the news, it is usually caused by an accident or a beaten video of a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. These events aside, the reality is that Tesla's Autopilot has improved with great leaps in recent years. And while we are apparently still far from gaining level 5 autonomy to become a mainstream feature, Tesla continues to point out noticeable performance improvements with each passing year.
In light of that, a few months ago a Tesla video does the rounds once again and is worth watching again. The video shows a Tesla Model 3 in full self-driving mode that handles all kinds of traffic situations as it cruises along a freeway at speeds up to 75 MPH. In particular, the video also shows Model 3 to handle off-ramps and on-ramps with relative ease.
There are also a few lane switches and cases where Tesla expertly handles stop signs that are worth careful. [1[ads1]9659002] As Tesla notes on the site, the complete self-driving package includes the following:
- Navigate on Autopilot (Beta): Actively guides your car from the freeway to the ramp, including suggestions for lane changes, navigation switching, automatically turning on the turn signal and taking the correct exit  Auto Lane Change: Helps move to an adjacent lane on the highway when Autosteer is connected
- Auto Park: Helps automatically park or perpendicularly park your car with a single touch
- Notice: Moves the car in and out of a cramped space using the mobile app or key
- Coming later this year:
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs
Automatic driving in the city streets
The video aside, it is worth mentioning that Elon Musk in recent months has not been too pleased with the progress Tesla's Autopilot team has been to make when he seeks to make full self-driving a practical reality. In short, Musk wants the software to improve at a much faster clip than it currently is. Consequently, last July, Musk decided to shake up the Autopilot team, which means that some employees were let go while others were given more responsibility. When we talk about the debatable condition that the Autopilot team is in, it has been reported that 10% of the team has left in recent months alone.
All aside, the reality remains that the current incarnation of Tesla's autonomous features has done an impressive job of preventing serious road accidents, as shown in the video below.