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Auto Pilot Quirkiness.

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by mariod, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. mariod

    mariod Member

    Jul 24, 2018
    I'm not sure I really follow the logic with the auto pilot. It works on most all roads, whether residential, local, or freeways. But the auto lane change only works on freeways. I don't see the point of the auto pilot if you can't auto change lanes when you need to, whether it be a local road or a freeway. I've been told by Tesla that the auto lane change does not work on anything but freeways. Who really drives anywhere without changing lanes often? And if you need to disable the auto pilot, change the lane, and then re-engage, it all seems tedious.
  2. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

    Aug 12, 2016
    uniontown PA
    This is a ap2 thing because it uses GPS. Ap1
    Ap2 is still using map data it appears to determine lane change. This is currently different than ap1 which uses the camera to recognize dashed lines then allows a lane change on those roads. As some point I'm sure it will be handled the same way, perhaps with the update that enables automatic lane change.
  3. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Buford, GA
    Remember, this is not full autopilot, that is in the future.
    There are a lot of quirks. I've got an Interstate spur next to me that changes from an Interstate designator to a state highway designator. The road really doesn't change, but lane changes disable.
    I was on a number of roads this week travelling on some not Interstate paths, and I would be going down a road with lane guidance and adaptive cruise control and then all the sudden, lane guidance would disappear. Not really what changed on the road designation, but weird.
    The one that I hate most is when the lane guidance isn't available on roads, mainly because the speed limit is missing or incorrect.

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