Tesla’s Self-Driving Systems See The World As A Giant Glow-Stick Party


It must be fun to be a self-driving Tesla. Objects are in bright colours, and the world is just a big, blacklight glow-stick party. At least, that’s what it looks like to mere mortal eyes.

Of course, there’s a lot more going on here than just nice colours. The description on this video indicates that Tesla’s fully autonomous system is in control, not its semi-autonomous assistance system that is currently on customer cars. The semi-autonomous version of Tesla’s Autopilot recently had a software update that transitioned its primary sensors from cameras to radar, which is something Tesla CEO Elon Musk wanted to do since late 2015. This video evidently shows a camera view.

There is no text to go along with the video on Tesla’s website, other than an intro screen stating: “The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. He is not doing anything. The car is driving itself.”

If anything, it’s odd to see what the car sees. Kind of like looking through, well, a colourful version of the Terminator’s eyes.

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