Tesla Vision to Soon Capture Hand Gestures, Turn Signals and More: Musk

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Eli Burton, host of The Starman Report, shared a video of Tesla Vision capturing and showing tail lights changing on other cars, shown right on visualizations on his vehicle’s display, specifically lights changing from red to ‘off’.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied, \”It will soon capture turn signals, hazards, ambulance/police lights & even hand gestures.”

Musk further clarified how the system will react to first responder vehicles with flashing lights and sirens, by saying, “Action will follow recognition soon thereafter. Also, call will listen for sirens & alarms.”

Tesla’s ‘Pure Vision’ Autopilot relies on cameras only, without radar. New Model 3 and Model Y vehicles now only have ‘Pure Vision’ for Autopilot. The company also recently unleashed Full Self-Driving beta v9.0, which now also leverages ‘Pure Vision’.

Sometimes drivers use hand gestures to indicate direction of travel, when tail lights are not working properly. It’ll be interesting to see how accurately Tesla Vision can interpret hand signals, if and when support comes.