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To study autopilot: Porsche engineers rent Tesla Model 3 in a low profile way

via:雷锋网     time:2019/12/17 17:04:03     readed:748

As a rising star in the electric car industry, Porsche is full of interest in Tesla's latest V10 software upgrade, especially the smart call function.Recently, it was reported that the German giant sent engineers to the United States to rent a model 3 to test the capabilities of the current autopilot. As a result, it is clear that Porsche is very impressed with the new software.

In the end, gadley decided to demonstrate the smart call in the parking lot, which was what these customers wanted.

When the renters arrived at the parking lot, gadley was surprised to find that they had driven the latest Porsche taycan. Isn't this car yet delivered? What's more surprising is that all kinds of wires and testing equipment in this taycan have not been removed (as shown below).

After a few words, they simply admit that they are Porsche engineers, responsible for driver assistance. This car rental is to test the autopilot after the V10 upgrade.

One of the renters was Manuel layher, a driver assistance system development engineer at Porsche.

Gadley revealed that Porsche engineers were always around when they tested the smart call function, and the picky group of car renters asked to move to another parking lot after the test.

According to Lei Feng, the current smart call is an upgrade of Tesla's previous "call" function. In the new version, users can call their car remotely. In short, smart call can deal with more complex parking environment.

Porsche engineers are also here to test how the Tesla electric car equipped with the smart call function will respond to the surrounding environment.

Gadley also said that the engineers even came out of the road to see if the vehicles would stop in time. Such strange behavior also caused people to watch.

According to Lei Feng, after testing the smart call, the engineers left gadley's model 3 and tested other autopilot functions for another day. When they returned the car, they also told gadley that the software upgrade of V10 was not small. Layher, a Porsche engineer, even gave the model 3 a five-star rating.

In fact, this is not the first time Porsche has used Tesla as a benchmark to improve its taycan.

Last year, it was found that Porsche had a number of different model s for testing, and taycan was in the same frame as these models.


It must be good news for the auto industry. Obviously, everyone is aware of the importance of software, and there must be more manufacturers following Tesla's footsteps in the future.

The software we are talking about here includes not only autopilot, but also user interface and software closely related to performance.

Although it looks like some chicken Thieves (Porsche is too poor to buy a model 3 directly?) But at least they're not like Mercedes Benz. At that time, the latter rented a model x for reverse research and development, and also disassembled the car step by step into parts and then assembled them and returned them to the owner.

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