Tesla has now changed this with the release of software update 2020.40.1 (this seems to be a small revision to the main 2020.40 update that we told you about yesterday), as the company has enabled an early beta of a feature that makes it possible for cars to automatically go through on a green light without any kind of input from the driver.
On the other hand, worth knowing is that the feature only works for a straight path, so Teslas are still unable to turn when entering an intersection on a green light.
“As you approach a green traffic light, in some situations where there is a straight path through the intersection, the Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control feature may no longer require explicit driver confirmation. If this occurs, the stop line in the driving visualization will turn green to indicate that the car will continue through an intersection. Confirmation is still required if your car is already stopped at the light when it turns green,” Tesla explains in the latest release notes.
“Note: this feature will not turn or attempt to turn through intersections, although over time, as we continue to learn from the fleet, we expect that it will control more naturally. For more information, please refer to the Owner’s Manual.”
As Tesla explains, if the car is stopped at a traffic light, driver input is still required for a Tesla to go through an intersection when it turns green, though this could change in a future update to allow for automatic driving without confirmation.
They put me back to 2020.40 already. But here's what it was. Sorry just realized I attached 2 of the same photos before. pic.twitter.com/Mdz870PO9K— Jeff (@tagueja) September 30, 2020