In May 2016, I took my first drive in an Autopilot-enabled Tesla. Sitting behind the wheel of the Model S, I navigated down 280 South in California, as the car drove around curves in the highway, adjusted speed, and even switched lanes autonomously. This was Autopilot 7.0, still in beta mode.
Here's the Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.
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