It only works on limited access freeways that have been HD mapped. Uses a driver monitoring camera to determine the drivers attention state as opposed to periodic capacitive touch which can be more easily thwarted. There is a defeat device specifically for this, and having to periodically touch the wheel is annoying anyway.
Not to mention autopilot will literally run you through a stop sign or red light in some edge cases.
To Tesla’s credit, autopilot will consistently improve but as it currently stands it is definitely worse. Even the lane tracking/centering is, but admittedly the method by which they are performing it is much more difficult and will be more useful in the future most likely
Yes I would say it is still safer if both are used properly. And you are absolutely correct, I was essentially calling out situations that require the user to be an idiot, but unfortunately that is reality for a large subset of drivers.
My point being you still CAN use AP on roads that aren’t divided highways—SC won’t allow this
I think AP will be improved more quickly and is also available on all Tesla’s. SC is great, but again it’s only on one model which is expensive, and Cadillac does not have a great reputation even though their recent vehicles aren’t bad
One of the main complaints I’ve heard about AutoPilot is that it fixes itself in the center of the lane, and many people don’t do that when they drive, so they would prefer that it stay to the outside edge. I think staying centered makes sense as the general policy, though.