Tesla expands Green Traffic Light Chime – cutting down on road rage

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Tesla is bringing its Green Light Chime feature, which antecedently was lone for radical with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to astir of its cars, helping chopped down connected roadworthy rage astatine postulation lights.

When Tesla started to bring postulation airy controls to its vehicles equipped with its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Capability package, the automaker introduced a diagnostic that would admit erstwhile a postulation airy turns greenish and emit a chime to fto the operator know.

With the caller bundle update 2022.20, Tesla has expanded the diagnostic to each cars with Autopilot erstwhile “Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control” is activated:

A chime volition play erstwhile the postulation airy you are waiting for turns green. If you are waiting down different car, the chime volition play erstwhile the car advances unless Traffic-Aware Cruise Control oregon Autosteer is active. When Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control is activated, a chime volition play erstwhile you tin corroborate to proceed done a greenish postulation light.

While the diagnostic was expanded, it sounds similar it would lone enactment with vehicles with the hardware 3.0 machine – besides known arsenic the self-driving machine – but it doesn’t dependable similar drivers request to acquisition the costly self-driving bundle to activate the feature.

Tesla writes astir however to activate the feature:

To enable, pat Controls > Autopilot > Green Traffic Light Chime.

In the merchandise notes, the automaker notes that the chime is “only designed arsenic a notification,” and it is inactive “the driver’s work to observe their situation and marque decisions accordingly.”

Electrek’s Take

I had this diagnostic for a portion now, and I find it useful. When I’m arguing with my woman astatine a reddish light, sometimes I don’t spot erstwhile it crook green, and the chime proves useful.

Hopefully, it tin assistance trim immoderate roadworthy raging due to the fact that immoderate radical are speedy to get upset erstwhile radical don’t accelerate close distant erstwhile it turns green.

The adjacent measurement would beryllium to person a greenish airy number down – thing Audi has it successful immoderate of its newest vehicles. I experienced it successful the e-tron successful Sacramento, and it is beauteous cool. It lone works successful cities wherever their postulation airy strategy supports the integration, but determination is simply a increasing fig of those cities. When stopping astatine a reddish light, a countdown appears connected the instrumentality clump telling you erstwhile the airy is going to crook green.

Maybe Tesla could adhd that successful a aboriginal bundle update.

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