Potholes are the bane of drivers all over the world, where not only do they scratch the underneath of our cars, but in some situations, if the pothole is deep enough or filled with sharp rocks, can result in our tires getting punctured. Of course, the best thing to do is to avoid them, and this is something that Tesla could be building into its cars.


In a tweet by the company’s CEO Elon Musk, he responded to a question by a customer who asked Musk if Tesla could add pothole avoidance to its Autopilot feature. Musk then replied by saying, “Definitely”. He did not go into details so it is unclear as to how serious he was, but it does sound like it would be a fantastic idea.

We’re not sure how Tesla’s pothole avoidance feature might work, but as the customer suggested, it could be done in such a way where it would allow the car to remain on its lane while swerving just enough to avoid the potholes. This is versus swerving wildly to the point where the car might actually end up on the opposite lane.

No word on when Tesla might incorporate this feature into its cars, but it could be something to look forward to, especially if you’re a fan of the company’s Autopilot feature, which has actually been evolving and improving with each and every update.

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