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Autopilot bug reports

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by DFiveK2, May 30, 2016.

  1. DFiveK2

    DFiveK2 Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    Rochester, NY
    Is there an official way to report bugs? My car lost both lane markings in the dash and almost drove me off the road.

    I was in the left lane and there was a single car in the right lane about 30 yards ahead of me on the NYS thruway yesterday. Light rain seemed to cause the AP to lose the lane markings... Happens a lot.

    Then... The car in the right lane switches lanes, still a good 30-40 yards ahead... And my AP proceeds to "keep me in formation" and drives me all the way off the road left and I take over just in time.

    At a minimum this is proof that AP doesn't use maps or google maps since this is remarkably straight roadway.

    It just used the car in front right as a leader and assumed the road curved.. I guess.

    Stay focused people!
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    It demonstrates that AP did not use a map to stay on the road at that particular location. It does not prove that AP doesn't use maps everywhere.

    Your advice to "stay focused" while using AP is sound.
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  3. brec

    brec Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    I've never seen any indication from Tesla that Autosteer uses vehicles in adjacent lanes to determine direction of travel.
  4. studiojon

    studiojon Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Redondo Beach
    The whole point is that you have a display in front of you showing what it's doing. When the car in front is blue, it's following it. When following lanes, the lines are blue.

    Pay attention, and learn and understand how it works! It is an advanced driver ASSISTANCE system, period.

    You can clearly see it track the blue car, therefore you will be able to predict that it will make a mistake and take over earlier.
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    South of Houston
    Perfect advice.

    Once I see that the lanes fade or disappear, I prepare to take over. This is especially important in the rain. Occasionally, I'll let it follow a car it is tracking but more often than not, I'll turn off autosteer leaving TACC.

    I think Tesla should give lessons to everyone who has AP enabled. "No shade" but everyone isn't catching on as easily as others.
  6. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    You can always email tesla at [email protected].

    I've had problems which I've reported to them using that address. They will send an automated reply, then I have always gotten a reply within 24-48 hours. One time it escalated to a service visit.

    I usually report details of time, location, direction of travel, etc... It has seemed to help our autopilot experience.

    Good luck and stay safe!

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