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Autosteer reliability

alyuan

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Jul 13, 2021
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How’s the autosteer on Australian roads, specifically Melbourne? My regular route shares with trams on some sections, if it can detect lane markings vs tram lines? Thanks.
 

Flatbat

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Nov 12, 2019
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Melbourne
How’s the autosteer on Australian roads, specifically Melbourne? My regular route shares with trams on some sections, if it can detect lane markings vs tram lines? Thanks.
Doesn't seem to have any problems with tram tracks. I often use AP along High St, Malvern and & Toorak Rd in SE Melbourne, amongst trams. It is as though the tram tracks are not there and it respects the lane markings, while the visualiser shows trams as trucks. Perhaps unsurprising given Tesla is based in San Francisco bay area where they also have trams.
 

mcktrnr

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Jul 22, 2019
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australia
Don’t take your hands off the wheel for a moment on 2 way roads or anywhere there are roadworks is my experience after driving a 2015 model S for 3 years / 30,000km
 
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Wol747

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Aug 26, 2017
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Currently not supposed to use in city environs but on motorways it seems OK but not comfortable - rather like a learner driver. Mine makes "lunges" when changing lanes (and sometimes aborts halfway across, causing passenger seat stains), and doesn't look far enough ahead to make turns smoothly even though it stays in lane.
 
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positiv

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Jul 20, 2021
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Sydney
it's ok on motorways, but it can miss off ramps.
The last time I tried it, it didn't steer hard enough to exit the motorway and drove onto the painted section. I had to take over manually to avoid a barrier.
 
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Wol747

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Aug 26, 2017
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>>Its somewhat unpredictable. Always keep your hand on the wheel and importantly foot resting on the accelerator ready to move things along after it decides to brake.<<

And talking about "covering" a pedal, (manual driving), if waiting to turn across traffic at a crossroads keep your foot on the floor instead of hovering over the accelerator - it's so easy to just touch the pedal and with the instant response nudge out into the traffic!
(Posting for a friend... )
 
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race4life81

TSLA Investor ; Model 3 Perf - 2021
Apr 14, 2021
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Melbourne, Australia
Autosteer is really good as long as the lane markings are clear. Autosteer gets very confused on Monash Freeway where there are lane expansions happening. It make me very nervous as it does go very close to the outside lane markings... But otherwise its best at what it does. Although my mate's BMW X5 comes very close to Tesla. It steers around roundabouts and Tesla AP+ doesn't with as much certainty. It still has a way to go before its the best. Vision only should help massively with Autosteer.
 

Hairyman

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Jul 24, 2019
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Autosteer is really good as long as the lane markings are clear. Autosteer gets very confused on Monash Freeway where there are lane expansions happening. It make me very nervous as it does go very close to the outside lane markings... But otherwise its best at what it does. Although my mate's BMW X5 comes very close to Tesla. It steers around roundabouts and Tesla AP+ doesn't with as much certainty. It still has a way to go before its the best. Vision only should help massively with Autosteer.
I haven’t tried roundabouts yet. I was worried about the car slowing enough on approach rather than halfway through a turn.
 

meloccom

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Feb 11, 2008
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Sydney Australia
AP1 seems to slow for roundabouts, but it accelerates too soon and too fast on exit, so I have never let it negotiate one on its own.
However that’s better than before when it entirely ignored them. :eek:
 
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race4life81

TSLA Investor ; Model 3 Perf - 2021
Apr 14, 2021
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Melbourne, Australia
I find roundabouts a bit hit and miss :D
Occasionally my M3 will make it straight through one. Most times it goes bananas, with red disconnect shortly after the initial veer left upon entry.
Yeah I have yet to find a roundabout where it doesn't go 'OH I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO TAKE OVER YOU MORON'.....
 

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Autosteer is good for long freeway drives. I've done Melbourne -- Sydney many times with maybe 1 or 2 times needing to take over.
It MUST be safer, I'm so much less tired and it's interesting watching the late night swerving by truck drivers having microsleeps...
 

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