# video | How does the Tesla autopilot work in snowy weather?

Tesla cars are able to drive independentlyroads without driver intervention, but the function is still in the test stage. The company strongly recommends that drivers turn it on only in clear weather on major highways, and be always ready to take control. Many people probably wonder: how does the autopilot system behave during heavy snowfall, with poor visibility? One owner conducted an extremely dangerous experiment and answered this question.

Testing autopilot Tesla Model 3 in snowconditions were carried out on the roads of the Canadian province of Quebec. The snowstorm was strong enough to hide the road markings and prevent camera viewing - it is on these two factors that the system relies on building routes. The owner of the car risked turning on the autopilot, but he was ready to take control - as it turned out, it is necessary to do this often in snow conditions.

On some sections of the path, the autopilot worked onsurprise well. However, sometimes the car did not see the marking either because of the snow-covered road, or because of the deterioration of the front camera view. The video makes it clear that at the moment the system is not ready to work in such conditions. For the sake of justice, it is worth emphasizing that it is difficult even for experienced drivers to drive a strong snowstorm.

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To make the system work better, companiesIt is important to pay attention to some details. First, ice quickly forms on the front of the car, blocking the autopilot radar sensor. To prevent the formation of ice, the company recommends the use of special sprays. Also at Tesla Model 3 some cameras are often contaminated, so engineers should reconsider the design of the car.

In early January, the Internet was not publishedless interesting video. The owner of the Tesla Model 3 filmed a moment when he almost got into an accident because of the strong ice. Fortunately, the autopilot quickly returned it to the desired lane.

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