How does luxury brands' driver assist packages compare to Tesla?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!
Edit: TC 350k
- 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 ???
- Volvo's pilot assist works well. Comparing to Tesla it has less coverege but its absolutely predictable, you know its limits.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Microsoft M💰FTThey 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.
- Also, recommended reading: https://www.iihs.org/externaldata/srdata/docs/sr5304.pdf