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Tesla collects videos from cars to improve its self-driving tech

Tesla collects videos from cars to improve its self-driving tech
Written by TechBug

If Tesla is going to fulfill its ambitions of making practical self-driving cars, it’s going to need a lot of real-world data to teach its cars what to look for — and that includes your own car. Tesla has pushed an Autopilot update that, in addition to bringing newer vehicles up to snuff (more on that later), includes a new data policy that mentions collecting “short video clips” from external cameras in the name of autonomous driving upgrades.

The footage will help Tesla’s systems learn how to recognize lanes, signs and other visual cues that cars need to get around. We won’t blame you if that has you feeling nervous, but Tesla is quick to head off at least some privacy concerns.

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