The Future is Now
1/3/2017 by Kolbe
The year is 2017. Saying it aloud sounds like we’re living in the future, and at the rate of technological advancements, it feels like we are too. A dash cam video surfaced of Tesla’s collision avoidance system predicting and successfully avoiding a collision. What makes the video so amazing is that the avoidance system is able to see under and around the vehicle in front of the car. Making it able to detect a collision, or identify a hazard, before you as the driver could ever see it. And, if that’s not future-y enough for you, this technology was updated via an over-the-air update to the vehicles’ systems. Now, autopilot and these safety systems are not a replacement for your own attentiveness, but I’d be happy to have it supplement my current driving awareness.