I’ve only had my Tesla for 5 days now, so autopilot is a new thing for me. I drove from NJ into NYC and hit a lot of traffic on the highway. Autopilot made the stop and go traffic a lot easier to take. My old car had cruise control, which is useless in stop and go traffic. I’ve tried autopilot on the non-highway backroads and it doesn’t seem to do as well. Today I was driving along and there was some people walking on the shoulder, there was no sidewalk along this stretch of road. As I got closer, I crossed the double yellow line to give the pedestrians plenty of room, but then AP basically slammed on the brakes, which I didn’t expect.
- So my first question is, should I only be using AP on the highway?
- Another problem I have is it keeps saying to “apply slight steering pressure” to the steering wheel, but I often end up steering too much and disengaging the AP. Are there any tricks to get this right so I don’t accidentally disengage the AP?
- I also notice that AP freaks out when cars are trying to merge into my lane. It will stop, when just slowing down a bit would have been more appropriate. Are there any tricks to handling this car merging situation?