Elon Musk teases a 'Mad Max' mode for Tesla Autopilot (TSLA)


Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a “Mad Max” mode for the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature on Sunday.   A photo posted by Musk indicated the mode might instruct a vehicle to make more aggressive lane changes than current options allow. Tesla declined to comment on how the mode would work or when it might become available. Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a “Mad Max” mode for the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature on Sunday.   After a Twitter user posted an image of Tesla’s upcoming semi truck, the Semi, Photoshopped into a still from the 2015 film “Mad Max: Fury Road” — which features car chases in which vehicles collide and drive in close proximity to each other — Musk replied, “Tesla Semi Truck in Mad Max Mode.” In another tweet, Musk said, “It’s real,” and included an image of a Tesla vehicle’s touchscreen with a “Mad Max” option for Autopilot’s “blind spot threshold” setting, which instructs the system on how to perform actions such as changing lanes when prompted by the driver. In the photo, the “Mad Max” option is placed to the right of the “Aggressive” option, which indicates that the option might instruct the vehicle to make more aggressive lane changes than…

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