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Autopilot – license to use – willing to train, test and licensed to operate?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Bullet1, Jul 12, 2016.


Willing to get an Autopilot License?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Bullet1

    Bullet1 Electric - way of the future

    Mar 7, 2016
    Gold Coast, QLD Australia
    As consumers we need to protect the reputation of Autopilot, it’ a highly valued and essential tool. We need to support Tesla against any potential backlash of opponents by demonstrating that its users are responsible and compliant.

    Would you be prepared to undergo a simple and effective initial training and test prior to first time use of Autopilot? Would propose a short interactive training module run on the vehicles main screen as a logged in user, designed to teach basic skills, limitations, benefits and boundaries of Autopilot. Upon completion and a pass, a digital onscreen license could be issued to attach to your user profile.

    The aim would be to ensure product awareness for each Autopilot operator and support Tesla in the event of any claims or pressure from Authorities to limit use/limit rollout of Autopilot during Beta phase and beyond.

    Test could have visual aids and simple questions that would assist in establishing competency of operator. (The license may or may not be officially recognized but user awareness of the product would be better established.)
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  2. kirkbauer

    kirkbauer Member

    May 31, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    I'd be interested in something like this.
  3. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

    Aug 31, 2013
    Davis, CA
    How about we just have to login to the owner portal, watch a 20 minute video, complete and pass a 20 question true/false or multiple choice quiz, and then we can enable autopilot? Quiz would emphasize situations not to use autopilot and especially highlight the behaviors not compatible with autopilot (such as watching movies, texting, sleeping). Then there's documented proof that we (the owner) are aware it's not ok to use autopilot while distracted.
  4. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Los Angeles
    I dunno about a separate license - but I imagine autopilot use will be part of driver ed soon enough.

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