Tesla uses self-driving mode to navigate chaotic construction section like an expert

It's quite impressive
  • Tesla launched Autopilot nearly a decade ago
  • Since then, the system has evolved and now a Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode is available
  • In FSD, the car can do everything a human driver can do

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 3:04PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 2, 2024 at 6:52PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

Elon Musk wants to boost sales of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode, and it’s easy to see why.

In the latest clip shared to X, Tesla’s FSD shows clear progress as it seamlessly navigates a construction site.

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Tesla launched Autopilot nearly a decade ago but the system has improved a lot since.

When it was first unveiled, Autopilot was essentially just a glorified cruise control.

Now, in FSD mode, it makes the car fully autonomous, allowing it to do the same things a driver can do.

When Autopilot was revealed back in 2016, Musk said it would be able to drive like a human in a couple of years.

This didn’t happen, which is no real surprise as Musk’s predictions are often quite optimistic.

However, Tesla kept working on it and after fixing some major code-related issues last year, Tesla’s FSD is finally ready and, as you can see from the clip, it works brilliantly.

In the video shared to X, the car can be seen easily turning left and right, following the road, stopping at the light, and so on.

And it does all that while navigating a section of the road with a busy construction site.

Of course – Musk being Musk – he even added a hidden Easter Egg in the code, a secret mode called ‘God Mode’, which is known internally as ‘Elon Mode‘.

Because of course it is.

Levity aside, self-driving cars are a thing now, but, in part due to legislative reasons, they’re not exactly available everywhere.

For example, Autopilot in the US is not the same as Autopilot in the EU, where the driver has to nudge the wheel every few minutes so the car knows you’re awake and in control.

Maybe that’ll change soon.

‘Hopefully’, some would say, or not, depending on your point of view.

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