In early 2020 Tesla released its new feature called Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (BETA), designed to recognise and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, slowing cars to a stop when using Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autopilot. This feature slows the car for all detected traffic lights, including green, blinking yellow, and off lights.
Tesla autopilot feature mistaken The Moon as a yellow traffic signal.
A Tesla owner using Tesla’s Autopilot system noticed, his car was slowing down despite the road was clear with no traffic sign or signal on the way ahead. After scanning the issue, he found that the Autopilot feature of the Tesla is mistaking the Moon as a yellow traffic signal.
He tweeted the video tagging the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk with a caption “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.”
There is no official response came from Tesla till now, while Twitter users started poking Tesla and making fun of the issue.
One user posted a video of another Tesla in a car wash, making fun by captioning “confused between normal traffic with the one in car wash.” While the other twitter user noticed the car is mistaking the red light as a yellow one and responded to the same tweet.
Some of Twitter users also come with their ideas to solve the issue.
Let’s see how Tesla officials or Elon Musk will respond to this issue.
Tesla recently started offering its Full Self-Driving Capability Subscriptions with packages below. Subscription price depends on the previous Autopilot package.
|Basic Autopilot to FSD capability||$199.00 per month|
|Enhanced Autopilot to FSD capability||$99.00 per month|
This new package is currently available only in United States for the eligible cars. For being eligible, a car should have Full Self-Driving computer 3.0 or above, plus Basic Autopilot or Enhanced Autopilot.
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