Here is how Tesla cars see the world
Last month, Tesla had an event where they announced a new hardware for their cars, which allows Tesla vehicles to go from a to b without a driver at all. Even though the new Model S and X units already pack the new sensors and cameras, Tesla will not activate the level 5 self-driving capabilities until the end of the next year. Meanwhile, you can see how the new cameras on the new units see the world and identify the objects around the car.
Longer version of self-driving demo with Paint It Black soundtrack https://t.co/YuUmyEaCgR
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2016
The new video, published by Elon Musk on Twitter, demonstrates how the new hardware works on the Model X. The video shows the car from the interior where the driver is just sitting around and not touching anything. He is there just because of the current laws. However, the video also shows how the medium range camera as well as left and right rearward cameras are seeing the surrounding.
With the sensors, you can see that they are able to identity many things around the car including people, vehicles, bicycles, lines and signs. Furthermore, the car can tell the difference between them by showing different types of surroundings in different colors.
This information, by the way, is handled by a new processing unit, which, according to the company, has 40 times more processing power than the last generation.