Tesla has invited a few people from media to try out Model S which system has been updated with software 7.0 before the update was released to the public via over the air method. Model S was tried out by travelling at a comfortable speed of 65mph down the Highway 280 outside Palo Alto; near to Tesla’s headquarter in California. It was able to self drive in full control, speed up and slow down as well as steer itself seamlessly.
Some critics might say that the feature is offered by many automakers in the market which also coming up with autonomous cars but it is believed that none of them able to work as seamlessly as Tesla Autopilot. Honda, for example, its self driving car system is reported to be travelling in a’zig zag’ motion between the highway lanes marking whereas Mercedes Benz requires the drivers to put their hands on the steering wheel at all times. Tesla, on the other hand, does not need drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel and it is able to travel as smoothly as possible with just only one configuration which is most probably done in the beginning.
It also turns out that Model S was also able to change lanes and overtake slow cars. To do this, the driver would just need to signal to the left and the car would merge into the open lefthand lane and immediately accelerate up according to the configuration that is specified on the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control System feature on the car beforehand. The only drawback was that the car that was used for testing could not see any free parking space during testing. However, according to the Tesla representative, the car that was used for testing did not have the Autopark feature turned on. The Autopark feature was tested in another car for a few several times and it works flawlessly.