As part of its latest update, Tesla is forcing its Autopilot semi-autonomous system to obey the speed limits on city streets and non-divided highways.
Before the update, Tesla owners were able to set the Autopilot system at up to five mph over the posted speed limit, but now that small leeway is being removed when the car is not on the highway. When it is cruising on a properly divided highway, Autopilot has a maximum speed of 90 mph.
Along with the new speed restrictions, Tesla made the Autopilot system safety prompts more frequent, directing the driver to ‘Hold Steering Wheel.’ When travelling below 45 mph, the prompt will be shown after five minutes on a straight road while if the road has curves, it will show up after 1 minute if there are no other vehicles around. Above 45 mph, the prompt will go off after one minute if there are no vehicles to follow, while it will take three minutes to set off if there is a car being tracked in front.
Tesla also included a few small convenience features in the update, including better listings for Supercharger locations and the ability to have driver profiles assigned to specific key fobs.
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