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Autopilot in New York City area

Discussion in 'New England' started by johnbro23, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. johnbro23

    johnbro23 Member

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    New York presents some unique challenges for Autopilot, and I'm interested to hear where others have found it to work well and where it doesn't

    I found it to be pretty dangerous on the Merritt Parkway north of the city since traffic moves at 70-80mph around hairpin turns. Hopefully Tesla will smooth this out over time, but I'm pretty sure that as I exited one of the turns it would have caused an accident if I hadn't been very quick to take over.

    I was impressed with performance down the West Side Highway. There was a good reason why Tesla chose this road for their test run with journalists - the lane markings are good.
     
  2. alset

    alset Member

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    You may find more New Yorkers in the Mid Atlantic forum... :)
    Mid-Atlantic

    It will be interesting to see how autopilot fares in busy windy roads at speed (thinking a Storrow Drive in Boston). As a 2012 P85 owner, I am watching from the sidelines.

    Anyone got some New England experiences?
     

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