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Is V 8 Autopilot Getting Much Better?

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by trmmcd, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. trmmcd

    trmmcd Member

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    When driving today - I was struck by how much better Autopilot 8 seems. I hadn't driven any distance with Autopilot in a few weeks and was surprised by how smooth the overall experience was compared to when this version was first released. Pacing and positioning of the car was just right and lane changes were both smooth and timely. I liked 7.0 and used it extensively and was initially disappointed with 8.0, but after today - it seems much better than 7.0 ever was. Am I imagining things or is it really much better?
     
  2. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

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    I think it has gotten better and continues to learn. These days I pretty much never have issues with the steering unless the car isn't seeing one or both lines clearly.

    I also feel like they changed the following distances recently - I swear they increased by about two numbers (a 1 feels like a 2 or 3 used to, etc.) But maybe it's me.
     
  3. Electroman

    Electroman Active Member

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    Placebo effect. Stockholm syndrome.

    Take your pick.
     
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  4. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    I noticed this too. Especially the lane changes. They used to be pretty abrupt but now it's much smoother.
     

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