Tesla Autopilot drives across California with zero interventions

Tesla enthusiast, Whole Mars Catalog, has driven the latest build of Tesla’s Autopilot FSD Beta from the streets of Los Angeles to Silicon Valley with zero interventions.

The trip began at the SpaceX Headquarters in Los Angeles (Hawthorne), and ended at San Jose, with one charging stop in Kettleman City.

In the five-and-a-half-hour drive, there was a total of one minute and fifteen seconds of human control to charge the vehicle.

According to Whole Mars Catalog, this is one of the first recorded instances of computer vision-based software driving across California without intervention.

The footage follows that of another drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles with zero interventions.

“This drive was an extremely impressive showing of FSD,” writes Steve from Whole Mars Catalogue.

“This is a milestone for long-distance autonomous travel using only cameras, and I expect to see many more like it,” Steve adds.

“Congratulations to the Tesla Autopilot / FSD team on this stunning accomplishment.”

Despite this milestone, Steve writes that “driver attention is still going to be very important in the coming years, now more than ever.”

Visit wholemars.net to watch a time-lapse video of the trip.

Sources:

Whole Mars Catalog | Tesla autopilot drives from San Francisco to Los Angeles with Zero Interventions

Whole Mars Catalog | Tesla autopilot completes another zero-intervention drive from Los Angeles to Silicon Valley

11 January 2021

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