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Was on NOA (Toronto, Canada) and my Tesla (M3 SR+, Full Autopilot, latest version) got stuck in a situation I've grown to fear a bit on AP (changing lanes on the highway on autopilot, another car decides to pop in quickly, and no corrective action or warning whatsoever by the Tesla). Luckily the collision didn't happen, but it was damn close. Closer than I've ever been with an otherwise flawless car experience (best car I've owned by a lightyear).
Have a look at the footage, I'd really appreciate your take on this and don't want to bias with my analysis. What I don't quite understand is why the Tesla didn't alert me in any way. No proximity warning of any kind, let alone any corrective action (the corrective action you see is me noticing it at the last moment and manually forcing the car away). After being in this situation of lane changing a few times (this one being the worst) now I'm guessing AP is just not meant to do anything in these situations, but I have to admit that's pretty surprising. It seems like it's more than capable to do something like alert me in some way, if not correct on its own the way lane departure may work. It would be even more ideal if it would honk the horn on its own if, say, it detected something extremely close to it at highway speeds from the side.
Anyway, I'm curious what you guys think happened here and what you think I could do to be safer on AP. I do believe I was not at fault here, and am curious what you think insurance companies would think if they saw this. I've since turned the blind spot camera back on but I honestly think it wouldn't have helped me much in this situation given how quickly the white car placed itself in my lane.
Thanks everyone, love my car and I wish you all safe driving!