The latest software release has rolled out to the driverless fleet, containing improvements in these areas:
Shipped multiple improvements as part of TSEL v21:
Increased politeness around pedestrians by giving them more space
Further increased politeness around cyclists when overtaking
Improved braking smoothness when stopping at red lights
Improved comfort during lane changes with vehicles in adjacent lanes
Opened up more driving lanes in SF and reduced walking distance at pick-up and drop-off by 15%.
Shipped LPC v13 that further expands the AV's ability to handle steep roads.
Shipped TREX v6 which reduces temporary trip interruptions through enhanced advisor capabilities in dense traffic. Also improves turns and lane changes resulting in smoother driving.
Increased precaution toward emergency vehicles.
Improved navigation around small debris, leading to smoother handling.
Improved detection and response to large pot holes.
Expanded ability to resolve trip interruptions.
Improved ability to reroute and avoid blockages, reducing unnecessary trip interruptions.
Improved stopping smoothness for certain diagnostic warnings.
Expanded automation within our launch facilities to utilize even more parking stalls.
Statistics measuring the percentage of improvement are based on internal benchmarks and metrics.