Tesla plans software update to clarify what 'hold the wheel' really means

Roadshow | 6/13/2018 | Kyle Hyatt
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Tesla's AutoPilot engineers have been pushing out updates to make sure drivers pay attention to the road when using the driver assistance system. It did this by flashing warnings to "hold the wheel," which both confused and frustrated drivers who responded by death-gripping the wheel, to no avail.

Tesla is now planning on updating its "hold the wheel" message to clarify that drivers need to apply slight upward or downward pressure to let the system know that they're engaged, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla - Autopilot - Updates - Warnings - Drivers

Tesla's Autopilot recent updates feature warnings for drivers to "hold the wheel," which some find confusing.

The warnings, which came out with Tesla software version 2018.21.9, are presumably Tesla's response to a string of Autopilot mishaps, some of which have resulted in fatalities. The problem of keeping drivers engaged when a system like Autopilot is on is something...
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