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How does luxury brands' driver assist packages compare to Tesla?

Twitter 827uebdu
Jan 21

I'm looking to lease/buy a new car for commute from the Peninsula to SF in the Bay Area and would love it to have ACC + active lane keeping functions for traffic jams. I know Tesla is the best but I would also like to take a look at other options as well.

Does any one have any experience using other luxury brands' assistance package, such as Drive Pilot from Mercedes or ProPilot from Nissan? Would you recommend it? How often does it disengage during your commute? How much do you rely on the "auto pilot?" How often do you have to interrupt? Do you use a system that is not mentioned above? Thanks for sharing!

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  • Bank of The West
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    No one comes close to Tesla so what are you trying to compare ?
    Jan 218
    • Cisco rXeU48
      Almost every major car brand does better than Tesla. Stop drinking that cool aid.
      Jan 22
    • Bank of The West
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      I’ve have had (and still do) Bmw merc Porsche Nissan Tesla and Chrysler so go try to fool someone else like you are fooling yourself. Haters gonna hate :)

      CISCO your router is faulty. Upgrade the firmware and get out of the bubble.
      Jan 22
    • Cisco rXeU48
      You have all those brand new cars with their latest tech and have a tesla too?
      Jan 22
    • Bank of The West
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      No for that to happen I must have to be a billionaire which I’m not :)
      Extended family - other than merc have it all right now and all are 2015 or newer.
      Jan 22
    • Cisco rXeU48
      GM did a cross country round trip using their self driving technology recently. Tesla has a glorified lane keep assist + adaptive cruise.
      Jan 22
    • Bank of The West
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      Oh but it doesn’t matter as tesla is in production and GM’s car with that self driving tech isn’t. I mentioned elsewhere that tesla has 1.5billion miles of auto-pilot data and others will have to catch up... how do you catch up on infrastructure (supercharger) and data which will make your tech better ???
      Jan 22
    • New fksLsns
      Tesla just has a better PR.
      Jan 22
    • Bank of The West
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      ^lol
      Jan 22
  • Facebook liam
    Volvo's pilot assist works well. Comparing to Tesla it has less coverege but its absolutely predictable, you know its limits.
    Jan 213
    • Twitter 827uebdu
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      Thanks! I've seen iihs testing this and it seems Mercedes is doing comparable if not better than Volvo. Do you drive one? Where do you commute from (assuming to mpk)?
      Jan 21
    • Facebook liam
      I've tried Mercedes but never used it. The feature/bug of Volvo is that it limits its wheel force, you learn fast turns+speed it would do. If i get into middle lane on 101 and fall asleep for half an hour nothing bad would happen. But if you go through the bridge it could miss lane lines, they are quite old.
      Jan 22
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      Thank you!
      Jan 22
  • New monomo
    To be frank, I find adaptive cruise control to be a massive assistance feature. It's in pretty much all cars today, maybe through packages. As a driver, your main physical work is on gas and brakes, which adaptive cruise control takes care of.
    More features like brake assist and Lane departure warning add up even more assistance as well.

    The only addition Tesla is doing here is steering but it's not currently smooth enough. I'd prefer in this case to do it myself.
    Jan 224
    • Bank of The West
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      Who said Tesla’s auto pilot (steer capability) isn’t smooth enough? It’s actually very good and when you are in shitty traffic it works well and you don’t get tired of driving if you are commuting long distances or if you are just going on a trip. Adaptive cruise control - it sets you to a speed and if someone shows up infront of your car you got to brake and then accelerate or put it back on cruise control.
      Jan 22
    • New monomo
      I've seen it. It steers little by little, not the way a human would steer. The adaptive cruise control in my car brakes if someone shows up in front of my car
      Jan 22
    • Bank of The West
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      It doesn’t steer little by little. Google it and you will see that it maintains min 1 car distance and speed and with turn signal it can change lanes too. It self drives in one way that you need to tap on steering as 100% self drive is not approved by government and some have fallen asleep @ the wheel. Best go test drive one with AP on a free way (do the needful) and then comment (revert back) here about your experience. All other cars are way behind / they can catch up but guess what Tesla has 1 billion miles of data on auto pilot.
      Jan 22
    • New monomo
      Alright will do
      Jan 22
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    They are all catching up. There’s an autonomy plateau that is incredibly hard to get past, but easy enough for everyone to catch up to in the next few years.
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      Agreed. Do you currently own one and how do you like it?
      Jan 21
  • Microsoft
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    Audi has it for years, worth taking a look too.
    Jan 211
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      Have you tried it yourself? How do you like it?
      Jan 21
  • Reddit steveh
    They are great on the highway and in stop and go traffic, never had any issue.
    Jan 211
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      Thanks! If you don't mind sharing which one do you own and where do you drive?
      Jan 21
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  • Bank of The West
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    Yeah next few years so right now Tesla is at the top!
    Jan 210
  • F5 Networks Op64em
    TC por favor...
    Jan 210

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