In non commercial cars - does Tesla has the best auto pilot system ?
Tesla drivers - how much % of your driving you rely on auto pilot ?
Any good alternatives to Tesla ?
- SAP kbronI would not really trust Tesla autopilot after the accidents in news. They are using current owners as beta testers
- Almost all my freeway miles - all 65K of it - has been with AP engaged . About 30-40% of urban divided roads . I never turn it on in residential streets .
- ‘Attentive 50% of the time ?’ Sounds like one of those ‘what percent of the day do you spend coding ?’ questions .
Driving with AP is a change of paradigm with regard to how you drive . AP let’s you act as a supervisor rather than a hands on operator .
I’m an engineer at heart . I spent the first few weeks learning where it was solid and where it would disengage or need manual supervision . It has predictable strong and weak aspects. Use it the right way, and it’s an outstanding tool to reduce driver fatigue . Misuse it, and one can get in a lot of trouble .
Press reports generally do nothing more that emphasize that an assistive tool misused will cause damage.Dec 6, 20181
- I use auto pilot for 90% of my daily commute. Basically for the whole of freeway. It has been really good in my experience. I haven’t heard of a single event where the accident was because of Tesla fault.
They surpassed 1 billion miles on auto pilot and there were 3 deaths. The national average is 12.5 deaths for the same distance.
- Tesla ElolIt is not about « what percentage of the time are you attentive », you’re supposed to be attentive all the time.
However what really changes on the highway is the level of attestation. Autopilot will keep the car in the middle of the lane and it’ll keep a safe distance (adjustable) with the vehicle in front of you.
Just this is relaxing enough to me :)
- Most of the questions about AP betray complete lack of familiarity with it . It’s really not something finicky and temperamental that’s out to kill you. It’s quite predictable in its ability and where it doesn’t really work. A good user will know when to use it, when to have hand on the wheel applying torque to guide the AP, and when just to turn it off.
Pretty much all the major AP accidents demonstrate AP failure situations that those who use it regularly know well, and it’s not any more riskier than cruise control if you turn it on and are busy on your phone as you go rear-end a semi .
- I use it all the time on all freeways and most highways or expressways. Use it in heavy traffic as well, do not find it scary and trust it a lot. I am always attentive as I know it has it's limits
- Autopilot is so dumb! Can't read speed signs on exits and i never trusted it during exits. It also cannot read traffic lights and stop signs.
- AP1 responds to speed limit signs and displays it on my dash . It also restricts speed in areas where AP cannot do more than a max speed . It also reduces speed on ramps and accelerates again on the merge .
Mobileye EyeQ3 hardware (aka AP1) has traffic light detection capability advertized, but it has never been enabled within Tesla’s implementation of AP, and is not a Tesla advertized feature .
Stop sign detection is not supported, but AP will handle stopping behind a car in front, and starting again when it moves , quite well .
- It is scary reading that people uses autopilot more than Tesla advertizes or government allows. It is scary to know I share the road with these people.