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Tesla autopilot to visually detect speed limit signs

By Tanisha Jindal

Tesla releases a new software update that will visually detect the speed limit signs now. This new 2020.36 software update includes several other features and "Speed Assist Improvements" is one among them.

The Speed Assist will now leverage the car's cameras to detect speed limit signs with an aim to improve the accuracy of speed limit data on local roads. Detected speed limit signs will be displayed in the driving visualization and will be further used to set the associated Speed Limit Warning. Speed Assist settings can be adjusted by tapping Controls > Autopilot> Speed Limit just as before.

Tesla has also expanded it's Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature to add a new "Green Traffic Light Chime". The chime will be played when the traffic light will turn green. It will be played only when you will confirm to proceed through a green traffic light. To enable this feature tap Controls > Autopilot > Green Traffic Light Chime. This feature acts just like a notification but it will be the driver's responsibility ahead to observe their environment and take decisions accordingly.

Earlier, one had to use scrolls on the steering wheel to modify the speed or reset the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control but now quickly adjust the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control or Autosteer set speed to the prevailing speed by merely tapping the cluster speedometer. The speed limit sign can still be tapped to adjust the set speed to the speed limit. Tesla has always pushed software updates to the fleet and looking forward to the same now as well but it can take a few weeks before it reaches every car.

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