Tesla Alters Autopilot to Emphasize Radar Images Over Cameras

September 11, 2016 7:01 PM

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Tesla Alters Autopilot to Emphasize Radar Images Over Cameras

Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. is updating its Autopilot technology to emphasize radar images over cameras, part of the company’s third attempt to convince critics that its vehicles’ semi-autonomous driving features are safe for public use.

The biggest change in Autopilot version 8.0 is an elevation and role reversal for radar, which since October 2014 has only been used to supplement visual camera sensors, Musk said in a blog post Sunday. In another key development, the automatic-steering software has been designed to disengage if a d...

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