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New AWD Tesla Model S P85D features 'autopilot' systemAt an event in Los Angeles, Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed off the new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Model S P85D equipped with what Musk called an autopilot system.
[MUSIC] So, we've been able to accelerate auto pilots. And, and bring its, bring its market faster than originally anticipated. It consists of four parts. The, the first part is the long range Can a radar which can see through basically anything and then the next element is a camera with the image recognition so it's able to read stop signs, distinguish pedestrians look at traffic lights. And, and also service backup system to the radar. The third system is 360 degree long range ultrasonic sonar. So this, this, this basically establishes a protective cat, cocoon around the vehicle. And it will attempt to make whatever the sort of smart move is. From a safety standpoint, looking at the ultrasonics. And then if the final element is integrating that with the navigation and basically, the GPS system, and real time traffic. So, we integrate those four systems in. That, the car can do almost anything. But it is, at this stage, still what we call autopilot, as opposed to auto, autonomous. So but, you know, the car's sort of capable of being autonomous. The, the level of safety and redundancy is not quite there for full autonomy. So it's not at the level where you could safely fall asleep and arrive at your destination. Okay? Because that's maybe what you're worrying. So we're able to, obviously do lane keeping on freeways. Do automatic cruise control, Active emergency breaking so that it will break if it sees any object that you're going to collide with. It will self park so you will automatic parallel parking. Automatically go into your garage. In fact it will when when you get home you will actually be able to to just step out of the car and have it park itself in your garage including. It'll, it'll open the door, and it'll go in and park itself. You can actually summon the car and it'll, the car will come to you wherever you are, and it'll, it'll, it'll use the ultrasonic senses, kind of like a insect antenna, because it can, it can detect even small, soft objects with the, the ultras, with, with the ultrasonics. And, and just. It will sort of slowly make it's way to you. And, and then, and then stop and be ready to go. It can actually go even a step beyond that. Which is, if you have, if you have your calendar turned on, it'll it'll meet you there. [LAUGH] All right. And so if you, if you're getting ready to go to work or something and it knows, oh you're gonna need to leave. Half an hour before working and say: Okay, I'd, I'd like you to just, come out and have the air conditioning done and everything done, with, you know, your music playing, everything's just ready to go and we'll just come and, and be there. [MUSIC]