A video with another Tesla “glitch” appeared on the Web: the proprietary autonomous system Autopilot confused the moon with a yellow traffic light, which caused the electric car to try to slow down. A video with a Tesla screen and a yellow moon was posted on Twitter by user Jordan Nelson, who contacted the head of the company, Elon Musk, and asked him to sort out the problem. The video has nearly a million views so far, but Musk hasn’t responded yet.
According to Autoweek, the “confused” Tesla is equipped not with the standard Autopilot, but with an improved Full Self-Driving system with expanded functionality, which was released in mid-July. Despite the name, which alludes to complete self-control, the autopilot is still at the second level. This means that the driver must keep his hands on the steering wheel and intervene in the event of a problem.
In this case, the car independently drives along the specified route, rebuilds and parks. In addition, Tesla is able to recognize traffic signals. This function does not work flawlessly, which is proved by a fresh video, as well as another video in which an electric car mistakes waving flags for traffic lights.
Hey @elonmusk you might want to have your team look into the moon tricking the autopilot system. The car thinks the moon is a yellow traffic light and wanted to keep slowing down. ?? @Teslarati @teslaownersSV @TeslaJoy pic.twitter.com/6iPEsLAudD
– Jordan Nelson (@JordanTeslaTech) July 23, 2021
However, the company stressed that the ninth version of the autopilot is still in beta testing. For those wishing to test its owners of new electric cars, the subscription costs $ 199 per month, but the owners of old Tesla cars will have to shell out $ 1.5 thousand for access to a subscription and an improved autopilot.