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P85D autopiklot

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by mobrien, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. mobrien

    mobrien New Member

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    2 weeks into owning the 85D what a car. I have discovered Autopilot does not recognize RED lights
    it was scary..
     
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    #2 ecarfan, Apr 26, 2015
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    I am glad you like your new car. But Tesla has never claimed that the car can "recognize" red lights and come to a stop. I am unclear on why you would think that would be the case. Did you read the manual that describes what the car can actually do? And are you aware that the "Autopilot" software has not been released yet? The TACC (Traffic Aware Cruise Control) is NOT "Autopilot".

    It would be helpful if you provided a detailed description of the event that concerned you. I do not know if by "red lights" you mean a stop signal or the brake lights of a car in front of you, and I have no idea what you were doing in the car when the "red lights" appeared, or what the car did or did not do.
     
  3. ModelNforNerd

    ModelNforNerd Active Member

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    my understanding of it up to this point is that Tesla doesn't want it to be used on surface roads yet.

    They want you to stick to highways with it.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Autopilot is the new "HTML5". People use the term and everybody means different things by it.
     

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