Tesla AutoPilot 2018.10.4 – a big advance

Today James Locke received update 2018.10.4 on their Model S 100D AP2 vehicle and he feels Tesla’s AutoPilot 2 has advanced significantly. His daughter shot a five minute video of the new update handling Sooke Road westbound here in the Victoria region.

James is excited to report that for the first time AP2 did really well on this difficult-to-navigate road. It handled sharp turns and two hills with no issues. He reports that AP2 has never completed the entire route unassisted before, however it just did with this latest update!

Videos below show additional road tests of the hew AP2 release, and have both the road ahead and the AP2 graphics on the instrument panel. These give videos give you an idea of how smooth and confident Autopilot is now on a complicated BC road on Vancouver Island.

Demo 5 is by far the most impressive in terms of complex turns with hills, however they all show areas that previously confused both AP1 & AP2.

Finally, a public presence for Tesla owners on the Island!

Tesla Model Ss parked at a local mall
Tesla Model Ss parked at a local mall

Vancouver Island Tesla owners have been a well-kept secret until now. Joe Carr, one of our Tesla owners in Victoria recently had the good fortune to acquire the domain name TeslaOwners.org and has decided to use this easy-to-remember URL to help Islanders raise the profile of Tesla vehicles and their owners.

Joe has hosted our email list for awhile now, but it is mainly used to coordinate local events among members, so that problem of being invisible remains. By having our own website, Tesla vehicle owners on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands now have an online resource to point to.

So, watch our website at vi.teslaowners.org grow into a dynamic resource for owners and our friends!