Tesla curbs autopilot feature, but Musk says better than human driver

A Tesla car ‘Model S’ sits in a dealership in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Tesla Motors said on Sunday it was updating the Autopilot driving systems in Model S sedans to put new limits on its hands-free operation, which has been both praised for its innovation while criticized for having been launched too early.

The function will now be restricted on residential roads or roads without a center divider, meaning the car cannot drive faster than the speed limit maximum plus five miles (8 km) per hour.

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