You might not want to put all your trust in the feature right now. Some early users have warned that Autopilot doesn’t always recognize the cones, potentially leading to harmful lane modifications– state, steering you into approaching traffic or building and construction. Tesla did advise motorists that they’re “needed to take note at all times,” though, so it knows this isn’t a replacement for keeping your eyes open.
This is still an important step for Tesla. It still means to make it possible for full self-driving in the future, which will need vehicles that can recognize and handle practically any road things. A relatively small update like this might go a long method towards real hands-free driving.