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Tesla Cars Can Now Detect Traffic Cones

The new feature enables Tesla cars to detect traffic cones in autopilot mode

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New update enables Tesla cars to detect traffic cones as well. Pexels

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is introducing a software update that will help the cars see and respond to traffic cones while in autopilot mode, according to media reports.

Tesla vehicles are already equipped with sensors and boast of machine learning (ML) systems to detect most objects found on highways. However, they are unable to detect cones that are used to close off lanes for safety or traffic management reasons.

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Traffic cones are now detected by Tesla cars and increases the safety while driving. Pixabay

With the latest update, the car’s autopilot visualisation system would be able to detect traffic cones on the road, Slash Gear reported on Sunday.

This small yet important addition would allow both car and driver to see what’s on the road as visualised in the system’s display, the report added.

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The EV maker asks drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel even with the autopilot mode on. (IANS)

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For U.S. Military Veterans, Apple Providing Health Records On iPhones

The Department of Veterans Affairs runs the largest integrated health care system in the United States, with 9 million veterans enrolled and more than 1,200 facilities.

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Apple providing Health Records to Veterans via iPhones
Apple has been working on partnerships with health care organizations to allow access to health records on its devices, promoting their privacy and security features.

Apple Inc on Wednesday said that U.S. military veterans who use its iOS devices and get medical care from the Veterans Health Administration will be able to access their health records on the devices.

The Department of Veterans Affairs runs the largest integrated health care system in the United States, with 9 million veterans enrolled and more than 1,200 facilities. Apple began working with the department this summer to allow access to health records from the system on iPhones and other Apple mobile devices running its iOS operating system.

Apple has been working on partnerships with health care organizations to allow access to health records on its devices, promoting their privacy and security features. Data stored in the health app on iPhones is encrypted in such a way that Apple cannot read the data, even if the data is backed up to Apple’s iCloud service.

Apple has also worked out similar health record access arrangements with about 400 groups in the health care industry, including Johns Hopkins, the University of California San Diego, Quest Diagnostics and Allscripts, the company said. Apple’s system allows the user to access records from all of those providers in one place on their device. (VOA)