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Tesla rolls-out new software that visually detects Speed Limit

Written by Nizam Shaikh

California-based, electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla Inc., has rolled out a new over the air software update for Tesla vehicles, 2020.36 which can detect the speed limit posted on the road signs. The new Speed Assist function leverages the on-board camera on Tesla vehicles to improve the accuracy of speed limits on local roads. 

Tesla is said to have been using GPS data for speed limit detection instead of using its camera’s. With the new software that can read the speed limit signs, the car will have more accurate speed limit data and the speed limit signs will also be displayed on the instrument panel. The car is also speculated to be able to adjust the speed, adhering to the local speed limit by tapping on the speed limit sign. 

The brand has also added a new chime to make the driver’s aware when the traffic signal turns green. Another chime is also played when the car in front starts rolling making the driver aware unless the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer is active. Furthermore, a function that detects that the driver is about to run a stop sign or stop light has also been added to make the driver aware of the situation. The system only acts as a warning to the driver and does not engage ant braking to stop the vehicle.

In the recent past, Tesla announced the Vehicle Production & Delivery performance for the Q2 of 2020 on 02 July 2020 said that despite their main factory in Fremont was shut down for much of the quarter, the brand has ramped up production with over 82,000 vehicles produced and approximately 90,650 vehicles delivered. 

Tesla also through its official social media channel revealed that the brand might bring the Tesla Model 3 ‘Soon’ to the Indian market. The Tesla Model 3 is the brand’s entry-level fully electric vehicle powered by a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system with digital torque control for optimum traction control and top-speed of 260 kmph and a claimed range of 402 km on a single charge on the standard trim and 522 km on the performance and long-range trim.