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Enhanced Autopilot

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by flamingoezz, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. flamingoezz

    flamingoezz Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    With 4 cameras instead of one, will enhanced autopilot be capable of driving without the need to hold on to the steering wheel? I'm not necessarily needing to have my car making trips without a body inside, but was hoping I could take a break from staring at the road on longer trips. I wasn't able to ascertain from the conference call whether only full autonomous will do this.
  2. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

    Mar 7, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    The design studio has an answer, at Order a Tesla Model S | Tesla

    Enhanced Autopilot should still be considered a driver's assistance feature with the driver responsible for remaining in control of the car at all times.

    Based on that text I'd call it L2, not L3. So I'd expect to have to keep my hands on the wheel most of the time, and I'd expect some form of nag if I don't.

    But possibly that text is there for legal reasons, and in practice EAP will turn out to be L3. We won't know for certain until it's on the road, will we?
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