Tesla has begun releasing a new software update for its fleet of vehicles, including enhancements such as visual detection of speed limit signs. Called 2020.36, this update will increase the accuracy of speed limit data, which until now were provided exclusively by the vehicle’s GPS.
“Speed Assist now takes advantage of your car’s cameras to detect speed limit signs and improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed on the driving display and used to set the associated speed limit warning.”
On the other hand, the company has also added a new function called “Green Traffic Light Chime”, thanks to which a “bell” will ring every time the traffic light we are waiting for turns green. If we are waiting behind another vehicle, the chime will sound when that vehicle is moving forward (unless Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer is activated).
This bell has been designed only as a notification, so Tesla emphasizes that it is still the responsibility of the driver to observe their surroundings and make decisions accordingly. A warning that extends to the vast majority of Autopilot functions, which as well it has been indicated numerous times, it is a simple assistant and not a completely autonomous driving system.
This occasion has also been used by Tesla to introduce a series of improvements in the cruise control settings. The update has begun to reach the brand’s vehicle fleet today, although we must not lose sight that it will be launched gradually, so it will probably take weeks to get all users.