That is exactly how you are supposed to use it, with your hand resting on the wheel ready to take over if necessary. Having survived the last 50,000 miles on my vehicle, with about 35,000 of that on autopilot, I can tell you it is no issue at all to rest your hand on the wheel. Some other commenters are wanting to fiddle with other things while driving, which is outside the current capabilities and how we end up with these fatalities.I never used one so I'm confused. Can't you sort of hold your hand on the wheel and it's good enough? Or where you hands are occupied while driving?
Guys in the video are idiots. He was looking down at a Snapchat story while at the wheel. He is going to kill somebody with that kind of stupidity.
Okay guys, lets be honest here. One hand on the wheel - or - one hand on you-know-where makes little difference to the safety of your driving.With one hand resting at the bottom of the steering wheel
Okay guys, lets be honest here. One hand on the wheel - or - one hand on you-know-where makes little difference to the safety of your driving.
What increases safety are these things:
a) watching the road
b) being on heightened alert when you see road conditions ahead that might confuse AP, or situations that we know AP doesn't do well (lane splitting, lane drops, curves, poor lanes, someone cutting you closely in slow traffic etc..)
c) being observant of your surroundings.
You could keep both the hands and your nose also on the wheel, it doesn't mean a diddly if you are not doing the three things I mentioned above. And you know what, you could do those three things and be ready to take the wheel in a jiffy *without* keeping your hand on the wheel.
So if you decide to silence AP nags, it doesn't matter if you do it by lazily keeping one hand on the wheel, or have an orange to do the job.
Another thing: for many people their hands are not heavy enough that resting on the wheel does not stop nag nanny.
Haven't watched that video yet, but perhaps some folks can knock some sense into the OP of the thread at Autopilot steering wheel hack. Look at his reaction when it's clear he doesn't care about the others that share the road with him.Guys in the video are idiots. He was looking down at a Snapchat story while at the wheel. He is going to kill somebody with that kind of stupidity.