New Radar Technology to Improve Tesla Autopilot Driving

The Tesla Autopilot

After a number of crashes last year, Tesla Motor Company considered pulling back from the automatic pilot car. But they are now ready to overcome some of the challenges that still bedeviled the software of the electric car.

Company press releases say that they will be relying on an advanced radar system to avoid such things as scrapping another car when it is over the lane line or crashing into an object that the car in front has swerved to avoid.

The technology is not exactly new, having been around since World War Two — but it is heavily refined to run on very little electricity and to be powerful enough to project out 130 feet in front of an auto-piloted car.

The radar will be able to bypass the optical cameras for instant breaking.

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