According to foreign media reports, Tesla (Tesla) will add a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) automatic identification function, when it detects that the vehicle is carrying two or more passengers, the Navigate on Autopilot system can automatically let the vehicle use carpool lane. In 2018, in the Tesla V9 update software, the “adopt high occupancy lane” (HOV Lane) feature was officially introduced to allow drivers to use the Navigate on Autopilot feature while determining whether the car is eligible to use the HOV lane. Navigate on Autopilot (which allows Teslas to enter and exit highway ramps and change lanes on their own based on speed and destination entered in the navigation system) is Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software A feature in model 3, Model S, and Model X now available in Model 3, Model S, and Model X.
However, Tesla YouTube blogger Quinn Nelson suggested that Tesla use seat sensors to confirm whether there is a passenger in the car, and automatically turn the switch button on and off, so that the driver does not have to manually operate it.
The “HOV Lane” function allows the Navigate on Autopilot function to direct the car to use the shared lane when there is space in the shared lane on the expressway. Without the feature enabled, Tesla vehicles can avoid such lanes entirely. Nelson’s idea was to have car seat sensors automatically identify the occupants in the car to turn on the HOV feature. While ride-sharing lanes are usually reserved for vehicles carrying two or more passengers, some states in the US have confirmed that electric vehicles are “exempt” from the rule.
According to the United States Department of Energy, HOV decals can be placed on vehicles that do not use gasoline or diesel as their primary source of power to “encourage customers to purchase a certain type of vehicle, such as an alternative fuel vehicle. , to further reduce travel emissions.” If an EV owner’s state determines that such a vehicle is “exempt” from the rule, it can apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a HOV map.
Tesla hopes the HOV auto-recognition feature will further facilitate drivers using the Navigate on Autopilot feature. Tesla currently offers Navigate on Autopilot on Model 3, Model S or Model X models for $6,000. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that on November 1, 2019, the price of the Navigate on Autopilot feature will increase by 1,000 due to the addition of new features such as the popular Smart Summon feature. Dollar.
Autonomous driving is an important position for the intelligentization and networking of the automotive industry, and Tesla, as the leading player in the electric vehicle field, does not want to miss this cake.
Recently, Tesla has been making frequent moves on automatic driving. On the one hand, Tesla’s fully automatic driving has begun to have a clear appearance. On the other hand, Tesla also plans to continuously upgrade and update the existing functions. In addition to the HOV lane planning function, Tesla also plans to upgrade the Smart Summon function.
However, compared with the lively field of autonomous driving, what is more easily overlooked is that intelligence has actually been reflected in all aspects of transportation, such as ETC and logistics systems, which have not only been implemented, but also advanced enough in technology and management methods.