It's my understanding that AP still uses radar on cars that have the hardware, and only uses pure cameras on the cars that do not (Model Y mostly I think). You can tell that by checking to see if you can set follow distance to 1 (camera only wont go below 2). Of course, you could still be right about problems in the newest software releases, but in that case it wont be directly related to the lack of radar.My car's a 2018 3 LR/RWD with HW3 and FSD. I use Autopilot & NoAP constantly, on any road I think it'll handle, kinda like bionic driving. I watch everything that's happening, and let the car handle the fine controls. And in that, I watch it very closely... I notice when things change. And things have... definitely changed.
With recent updates coinciding with the push for radar removal (it's been going on for a while - not THAT recent), I've noticed that it's gotten really, really sloppy about detecting and reacting to the car in front of it. I had hoped this would improve, but some updates later, it's still not getting better. Thus, I'm posting about it.