Back in September, Tesla pushed the v8.0 software update to its fleet of vehicles and it enabled some significant updates to the vehicles equipped with Autopilot hardware. A series of new tests show that the pedestrian detection under v8.0 is significantly better and now Tesla even renders humans in front of the car on the instrument cluster.
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The video above was a work collaboration between KmanAuto and Mike Anthony. This test was their second attempt with the same Model S vehicle equipped with first generation1 Autopilot hardware (but now on v8 firmware). You can watch their previous test conducted last June here. Both tests were nerve-wracking (something I don’t recommend doing of course). But all in all, this recent one was impressive.