Tesla’s Autopilot mode almost makes the car feel like a self-driving car, where it is capable of staying in its lane and also being able to avoid obstacles. The good news for Tesla owners is that it looks like Autopilot is about to get a pretty huge upgrade in the form of a red light mode where the car could stop at a red light by itself.
This was discovered by Tesla hacker verygreen who found the feature hidden in the company’s latest software update. Based on the findings, it seems that this feature would allow a Tesla to detect traffic lights, but can also enable Autopilot to act on the color of those lights where if it is red, the car will stop itself.
We’re not sure when the feature is expected to be released to all Tesla owners, but it does sounds like a pretty nifty feature that we can look forward to. In the meantime, you can check out the video above which shows the feature in action.