Dreams Of Safer Roadways
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Engineers hope the day is soon approaching that traffic
accidents are reduced by self-driving cars. Tesla Motors has announced this month
that it will upgrade its Autopilot semi-self-driving system. The upgrade
will improve its accuracy in being able to deal with hazards and make
its electric cars more dependent on radar, rather than on cameras.
The CEO Tesla Motors stated that these improvements would have prevented
the only fatality attributed to the Autopilot system. The fatal accident
happened this past May in which a driver of Model S on Autopilot was killed
when a truck crossed his path in Florida.
The new system upgrade is described as a dramatic improvement that makes
the self-driving car three times safer than vehicles without the system.
The CEO states that this new upgrade shows Tesla is committed to action
after the fatal Florida crash.
The CEO stated the upgrade improves the radar-based system to better recognize
hazards and send its beam through rain, dust, and snow to bounce its beam
under the vehicle in front of it. This upgrade should prevent chain-reaction
accidents. He also said the new system could stop a car to avoid hitting
a large animal such as a moose. They are currently working on preventing
collisions with smaller animals. The new system will be wirelessly upgraded
to Tesla vehicles made in the last couple of years over the next two weeks.
The CEO of Tesla Motors emphasizes that there can never be a perfect system
and that drivers still will need to stay attentive. And while we all dream
of safer roadways in America, the reality is that thousands of people
are killed every year in traffic accidents across our country. If you
are one of these victims,
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, for a traffic accident consultation, at
no cost to you.