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Functionality, Advantages and Limits of the Tesla Autopilot

  • Autonomous driving is one of the future visions in which many vehicle manufacturers are working with high pressure. Nowadays, it is already supported partially by high-class vehicles. A completely autonomous journey is indeed the goal, but in cars for the public road traffic still not available. Automatic lane keeping assistants, speed regulators as well as shield and obstacle detections are parts or precursors on the way to completely autonomous driving. The American vehicle manufacturer Tesla is not only known for its electric drive, but also for the fact that high-pressure work is carried out on the autonomous drive. Tesla is thus the only vehicle manufacturer to use its users as so-called beta testers for its assistance systems. The progress and the function of the currently available Model S in the field of assistance systems and autonomic driving is documented and described in this paper. It is shown how good or bad the test vehicle manages scenarios in normal road traffic situations with the assistance systems, e.g. lane keeping assistant, speed control, lane change and distance assistant, and which scenarios can not be managed by the vehicle itself.

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Author:Thorsten Tatarek, Jan Kronenberger, Uwe Handmann
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2017
Release Date:2019/07/16
Issue:internal report 17-04
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoNo Creative Commons